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    A leader of a tribe, a father, a husband, a friend, a man, Okonkwo ends his life by hanging himself. Was it to show bravery or was it because he was a coward. Was it a choice that showed his weakness or was it to show how strong he was? Some believe he was strong and courages because ending own’s life is a very hard thing to do. Some believe he was a coward and killed himself because he lost his leadership of his tribe. Okonkwo kills himself because he lost his place as the tribe leader. A white man defeated Okonkwo and took his place as tribe leader. And he feels he has no one. He is lonely and humiliated. In his society white men are considered as weak. The defeat from the white man made him humiliated. Since the beginning of the book Oknonkwo was afraid of weakness. He saw it in his father and never wanted to be like him. He always did the opposite what his father did. Okonkwo’s choices were based on his father’s ones. He always chose the opposite one. He thought he would be stronger if he did the opposite of the weaker ones. His decisions lead him to a bad ending. Things were falling apart for him. By the end of the story, Okonkwo tried to remain strong against the harsh change. Okonkwo killed a colonial official at the end because he thought he could gain the honor of his tribe. His tribe refused to agree with…

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    Okonkwo And Umuofia

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    Okonkwo’s life begins to fall apart when he is banned from Umuofia for seven years as a punishment for unintentional murder. As he fled to his motherland, Mbanta, the villagers “set fire to his houses, demolished his red walls, killed his animals, and destroyed his barn” (125). The possessions that defined his masculinity and high title, such as his obis and yams, disappeared in a blink of an eye. Okonkwo had to start a new lifestyle out of nothing. When Okonkwo left, the white men began to…

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    Okonkwo And Violence

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    that call for balance make him seem as though his only option is to act in violence, which further supports the European stereotype of Africans as violent and savage. It is in Okonkwo’s attempt to save Umuofian culture from falling into the hands of Christian Missionaries that Okonkwo becomes the defender to the Igbo culture. Unsurprisingly, his first reaction is to use violence to ensure the security of his people’s traditions. After hearing of the Abame massacre, Okonkwo says, “They were…

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    Fall Of Okonkwo Quotes

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    The quote means that Okonkwo is a responsible man that pays off all his debts and deserves to dine with the elders. Although Okonkwo can be seen as apathetic and harsh, he is still a successful man who has won the respect of others. He strives for greatness, in hope of leaving behind his father’s rough image. Okonkwo is a powerful man who feels that he must have everything in order. This quote means that he is constantly in fear of becoming a failure and being seen as weak. Okonkwo stresses so…

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    Okonkwo Eulogy Analysis

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    Ezinma’s Eulogy For Okonkwo It’ s a shame that my father went out the way he did, a disgrace even. However we must look past his suicide and towards the true meaning of his life. Okonkwo started with nothing, and became one of the greatest rulers in Umuofia. He was raised by his lazy father, who had received no title in his long lifetime. I remember Okonkwo telling me stories about the people who would laugh at his father and call him a loafer. I believe watching his father’s life wear away…

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    Okonkwo A Tragic Hero

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    Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” the main character Okonkwo deals with white Christian men coming into his community and changing everything he knows about life, just when he thinks things are coming back to normal, things fall apart. Throughout the book Okonkwo is considered a Tragic hero because of his importance in the community and also his because of his errors in judgment which will eventually lead to his downfall. Even at the beginning of the book Okonkwo is considered a hero and…

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    How Is Okonkwo Alike

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    labeled as idle, feminine, and poor. Unoka was also the man who raised Okonkwo. Because of his fathers’ way of life, Okonkwo rejects anything that resembles his father. Okonkwo grew up to be a productive, masculine, and wealthy man. It is also because of his father that his strength of being so masculine and tough becomes his weakness. Okonkwo also married three women and had multiple children. The eldest is Nwoye. With his second wife, he had a daughter named Ezinma. Although Okonkwo has raised…

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    How Is Okonkwo Selfish

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    their entire lives was pointless. Okonkwo was a great man and warrior who held two titles in his village. He got his recognition from being brave, violent, and stoic in his ways believing that these were the marks of being a true man. Okonkwo’s father was a bit of a disappointment. He never got any titles, borrowed money from others, was lazy, and died of a shameful illness. This drove Okonkwo to become everything his father wasn’t: hard working, successful, strong, and more specifically,…

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    comparison between Okonkwo,Asher lev and Raffi The dark city is full of magic,illusory elements.it is perfectly portray that raffi is the brave and hansome hero.At the beggining of the book,the writer’ve already decribed him how to defeat his enemy before.after that,the citizens call him the savior,he became the legend of the world.the time was passed away,10 years later,raffi is 29 years old now. he conceals one’s identity with his wife,they have a fine time.However,the black wizard return to…

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    Nigerian villages, among them the most important one Umuofia. Umuofia is home to the bravest warrior of all nine villages, Okonkwo a strong leader with few weaknesses, but one that impacts his whole life driving him into physical and mental misery. Life is never perfect, and Okonkwo served as a tragic her. Okonkwo’s traits and qualities make of him a key character with a high status in his own village after a slow and painful childhood. Okonkwo earned the high status of the best wrestler in all…

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