Why does Okoye visit Unoka?

Why is it important? He came to see Unoka to get his money back, but Unoka laughs, and shows how he’s in-debt with him.

What is the main purpose of Things Fall Apart?

Achebe’s primary purpose of writing the novel is because he wants to educate his readers about the value of his culture as an African. Things Fall Apart provides readers with an insight of Igbo society right before the white missionaries’ invasion on their land.

How was Okonkwo a tragic hero?

Okonkwo is a tragic hero in the classical sense: although he is a superior character, his tragic flaw—the equation of manliness with rashness, anger, and violence—brings about his own destruction.

Who was Okonkwo’s lazy son?


What is the tragedy in things fall apart?

Things Fall Apart fits the definition of tragedy because it documents both the personal downfall of Okonkwo and the broader erosion of the Igbo cultural world that Okonkwo wishes to defend.

What part of his body does Okoye paint?

big toe

What caused Okonkwo’s downfall?

Okonkwo’s Fear In Things Fall Apart Since early childhood, Okonkwo’s embarrassment about his lazy, poor and neglectful father, Unoka, has led to his tragic flaw; being terrified of looking weak like his father.

Is the title Things Fall Apart appropriate?

The phrase “things fall apart” is taken from the poem, “The Second Coming” by W.B Yeats, which Achebe quotes more extensively in the epigraph. The title Things Fall Apart refers to the fact that without proper balance, things do fall apart. The notion of balance in the novel is an important theme throughout the book.

Who was given to the tribe of Umuofia as a peace offering?

Because of his high rank in the village, he’s given the responsibility of caring for a young boy the Umuofia have received from another tribe as a peace offering. The boy, Ikemefuna, lives with Okonkwo, his wives and children for three years. Okonkwo secretly becomes fond of the boy, and Ikemefuna calls him father.

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