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Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart is a story about Okonkwo and how his life falls apart. He became popular by beating the best wrestler in his land in the beginning of the book. He was poor as a child, because of the money his father owed many people, and he had to provide for his parents. He soon had 5 kids, three wives, and a farm. To get to where he was he worked hard.
However, his great fame was cut short when he accidentally killed one of his clansmen, and for this punishment, he was put into exile, and went to where his mother's homeland, which was Mbanta. He also was famous there, and after his punishment he was able to go back to his father 's homeland, which was Umuofia.
His land was destroyed from when he was exiled and he had to start all over. Many people were now Christians in Umuofia , and since that was a "different" belief, many people didn't like it and tried to kill the missionaries. They had did crimes to these missionaries, but people still believed in God. Many conflicts popped up, and in the end of the book Okonkwo kills one of the leaders of the Christian church. Okonkwo then hangs himself for an unknown reason.
The significance of the title is that it shows emphasis on the family being unified, no matter what. There are some conflicts, but nothing where it gets really serious. It is a title that has you wanting more. You want to find out more after what happens at the end, and that is rare in some of the books I read. I was very interested in the book and it kept me in suspense chapter after chapter. It also is funny at some points. The author did a good job in his plot, and it gives people a view of African life, many for thefirst time.
The funniest and memorable passage from the book is an excerpt from the story in chapter 10, about the tortoise and the birds. It is: "At last the great day came and Tortoise was thefirst to arrive at the meeting place. When all the birds gathered…

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