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Things Fall Apart

There was a man who dreamed as a child of being well known and
respected throughout his village and neighboring villages. This man,
Okonko, worked hard at his goal, and he achieved it. Okonko, a man
with great strength and personality, had achieved his goal to become
rich and famous, a privilege that was unseen before in his family.
Although Okonko reached his goal at an early age, his life began to
Fall Apart when tragic episodes took place.
One can see that Okonko's lifefirst began to fall apart when
Ikemefuna, a captive who stayed at Okonko's home, was killed. Okonko
had thought of Ikemefuna as one of his own sons. He was deeply
saddened when he was killed. One can see the effects on Okonko from
that event. First Okonko was unable to sleep for the following three
days. He also kept on getting drunk, and that was a sign that he was
depressed. This incident also had a long-term effect on Okonko. From
then on his family would look at him as if it were his fault that
Ikemefuna is dead. This episode can be seen as an event where Okonko
looses some faith from his family. This corresponds to Okonko loosing
Another important occurrence where one can see that Okonko's
life falls apart was when he was thrown out of the clan for a few
years. From this episode one can see that Okonko's hopes dreams have
begun to fall apart. His hopes of being a rich and popular individual
had drifted away with this upsetting incident. Okonko had no longer
had his farm or animals. Also Okonko lost faith with most of his
friends. This goes to show that Okonko lost faith with his friends,
like his father lost faith with his.
Another episode that showed the downfall in Okonko's life was
when Nwoye, his oldest and favorite son, converted to the white mans
religion, Christianity. To Okonko this was very upsetting because


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