‘Things Fall Apart’
Things Fall Apart is a tragedy not only to Okonkwo and his igbo clan but to society as
well. Okonkwo was a wealthy, rich, and a respectable warrior of the Umuofia clan. Okonkwo
meets a tragic destiny by the end of the novel, which affected him and the peaceful Igbo society
that got tore it into pieces by the end of the novel.
At the start of the novel Okonkwo was a leader amongst the Igbo people. But this novel
Things Fall Apart ends with a horrific tragedy. The novel Things Fall Apart portraits the
downfall and tragic fall of Okonkwo. Okonkwo was a very popular and important human to his
society, he was well known by all the villagers of his village. Okonkwo got his respect and
warrior instinct from been a fierce wrestler, and for been able to take care of his wives and the
many children's he had. His never lost a wrestling fight which made him really fierce and
important to look up too, he was loved by the villagers.
Tragedy took place in Okonkwo’s life when he unintentionally killed the son of Ezeudu
the man who warned him not to go to ikemefuna killing, but Okonkwo did not listen, he did not
want to look weak in front of the Umuofia clan. Even though Okonkwo. did not mean to kill the
kid, him and his family was forced to flee the village, and may return after seven years. After he
was gone the next morning a group of villagers carried out a traditional justice prescribed by the
earth goddess, to invade Okonkwo’s compound and destroy his barn, houses, and animals to
remove the sin.
After one year in exile Okonkwo began to plan his grand return to build a bigger
compound than before, but he will also build huts for two new wives. But after seven years