Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe And Hotel Rwanda Essay

1189 Words May 31st, 2016 5 Pages
Consequences are the negative or positive outcomes, resulting from an action. Citizens all over the world make many decisions every day and take actions that result in repercussions that they may not have even imagined in their lives and the lives of others. Characters in literature also make split-second decisions, leading to events that may either benefit or harm them. The characters Okonkwo and Paul from Things Fall Apart and Hotel Rwanda, clearly express many examples of such actions and the resulting consequences, some of which remain very serious for themselves and others. Actions define a person based on how they handle the situation that is presented. The characters that face crises choose paths that reflect how they act as a person, whether they fight, run, or comply. Actions do carry consequences, no matter how big or small, they can affect everyone. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Hotel Rwanda directed by Terry George, demonstrates how actions carry consequences.
In both the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and the movie Hotel Rwanda directed by Terry George, lasting significant conflicts leading to consequences that heavily affect the characters in the stories. Both pieces of literature parade the problems that can arise when different cultures come together. In Things Fall Apart, conflict between the village and the Christian missionaries lead to people dividing up and fighting with each other. When Okonkwo returns from exile after seven years and…

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