Cultural Conflict In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

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In the book, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo is one of the most prideful people. He believes in his values and his culture like no one else. When western colonization comes in and tries to change everyone’s culture to their own, Okonkwo does not take this lightly. Okonkwo is forced to take action on the people from the Western Colonization to try and save his culture. The main cultural conflicts for Okonkwo are; when his son, Nwoye, goes and joins the missionaries, when most of the village flocked to the new church since they did not rely on the Gods for power. “But there was a young lad who had been captivated. His name was Nwoye, Okonkwo’s first son. It was not the trinity that captivated him. He did not understand it. It was the …show more content…
The man that had once been the most prideful in Umofia, was now dead. Okonkwo even knew himself how frowned upon it was to take his own life, and yet he still did it. The cultural conflict in this book shows us just how much of an impact a conflict can have on a man, especially one as prideful and strong as Okonkwo. The conflict in this book was so severe, that it drove Okonkwo to end his own life, because he had been driven so far away from his customs, that he felt as if there was no turning back to fix what he had done. In the book Things fall apart, by Chinua Achebe, the main character, Okonkwo, is faced with a challenge he never thought he would face. He had been faced with the task of trying to save his people’s culture from the white man; the Christian missionaries looking to convert all of Umofia. While Okonkwo puts up a good fight against all the challenges he faced, he feels as if he does not succeed in saving his culture. He has been driven to the point of his death. The white man has defeated the man who was once so

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