Okonkwo's Disagreement of Christian Religion Essay

991 Words Nov 23rd, 2010 4 Pages
Ouphone Bounsourath
Dr.Jackson
H.S. English 2: Per.1
May 19, 2010

Okonkwo’s Disagreement of Christian Religion

The Christian religion believes in one God, the God is the father of all children in humanity. Chinua Achebe describes the impact of Christianity towards the Ibos of Umuofia in his historic novel Things Fall Apart. In a land where ancestral spirits hold powers to the Ibos, it settles in section three when Mr.Brown (the father of the Christian church) preaches the Christian faith by using a translator towards the Ibos. An Ibo with title, Okonkwo, builds up anger towards the Christian religion when he views his people of Umuofia changing their ways of the beliefs of ancestral spirits, transitioning those beliefs to the
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The fearsome anger of Okonkwo causes Nwoye to be brutally beaten continuously until a loud voice of Uchendu, Okonkwo’s uncle, became heard from the outer compound. “Leave that boy at once!” (chapter 17. page.152), Uchendu shouts. Because of Okonkwo anger and determination towards Nwoye, Uchendu steps into the obi to create an end to the scene that Okonkwo causes. If Uchendu did not step into the obi, surely the results of Nwoye would have become more than a beaten, but instead a resolution of death. Thus, this describes the anger of Okonkwo because of the pathway religion, Christianity.
Progressively, however, Okonkwo anger continues to expand violently when he speaks about the destruction of the Christian church. Okonkwo believes that the Christian church is sabotaging the people of Umuofia. He believes that the clansmen of Umuofia should become more like warriors, violent and bloodshed. Once the District Commissioner learns about the destruction of the church, he asks six leaders of the village, including Okonkwo, to meet with him in the church. The leaders agree to the meeting and came in armed force with their machetes. The District Commissioner began to ask for their explanation, once an explanation was about to be heard, twelve government officials surrounded the six leaders and hand cuffed them. The leaders were sent to the guard…

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