A Man With Power

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In the book Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe, there is a very powerful character named Okonkwo. Okonkwo was a very strong and fearless man but that all changes while a huge cultural collision was happening in his village. Europeans were pushing Christianity on the Ibo people and were trying to change their culture. Missionaries were being pushed into their community and as many could imagine Okonkwo wasnt too happy. Through Okonkwo, Achebe is trying to show how people during that time were dealing with it, some more positive while others not too well.

Okonkwo was a man with power. He was the strongest in the village and many knew him as tough, strong, and basically fearless. In the village he was a self made man. Unlike his father he had wealth, supported his three wives and their children. Although he was scared scared to become like his father, he would work hard to not get anywhere near as low as his father. …he was not afraid of war. He was a man of action, a man of war. Unlike his father he could stand the look of blood. In Umuofias latest war he was the first to bring home a human head(Achebe,10). He was fearless unlike his dad, he was relentless and was highly respected throughout the village. This is who Okonkwo was before the British came to the tribe seeking for converts to Christianity.

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First, when the missionaries showed up the Ibo people took them as a joke. They didnt really comprehend what they were trying to do. They offered them the evil forest as a piece of land hoping that would end them,

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