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Things Fall Apart

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FC: Things Fall Apart

1: Okonkwo is a very strong leader in the Ibo tribe

2: Okonkwo is very strong and hates when people are weak. Although he is tough outside he is soft on the inside and cares about his family and how people think of him. He has three wives and many children. Wrestling is very important to their tribe and he is thought of as a big strong leader because he defeated the best wrestler that no one else had defeated. | This picture is representing Okonkwos soft inside.

3: Important events in Okonkwos life | At a young age of 18 Okonkwo became well known through out the nine tribes and beyond because he defeated the undefeated wrestler "cat" During a celebration Okonkwo accidentally shot a man in the tribe when a piece from his gun broke off and pierced his heart The punishment for this was that he must leave tha tribe for seven years Okonkwo left and went to go live on his mothers land Now that Okonkwo is back in the tribe white Christian missionaries have come and are trying to get the tribe people to accept Jesus, the first person to get saved was Okonkwo's son Nwoye, this made Okonkwo very angry

4: Proverbs | One of the proverbs that fit Okonkwo's description was the story of why the turtles shell was hard, I thought it described him because he has a rough outside shell but is actually soft on the inside. I'm also inferring that the proverb one of the men give to Okonkwo about animals turning from their master could happen and a lot or almost the whole tribe are going to convert to Christianity

5: Quotes that describe Okonkwo "No matter how prosperous a man was, if he was unable to rule his women and his children (and especially his women) he was not really a man." "Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements." "He had a slight stammer and whenever he was angry and could not get his words out quickly enough, he would use his fists" "When Unoka died he had taken no title at all and he was heavily in debt. Any wonder then that his son Okonkwo was ashamed of him? Fortunately, among these people a man was judged according to his worth and not according to the worth of his father." "Okonkwo called his three wives and told them to get things together for a great feast. “I must thank my mother’s kinsmen before I go,” he said."

6: Themes Masculinity: Masculinity is a theme that relatees to Okonkwo because he is very strong and muscular and is considered masculine in the tribe. Religion and Tradition: The reason this relates to Okonkwo is because he doesn't want people to convert to the new religion, he wants them to keep the traditions of their ancestors.

7: Literary Terms Tragiv Hero: Okonkwo is the main hero or character in the story but eventually killls himself, he causes his own death. Imagery: There is a lot of imagery all through out the book, like when it talks about them drinking out of the head of the first person they killed, or when they marred the baby with a razor.

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Jesse Rumler
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