Things Fall Apart
Was there a time in your life when you had everything going for you and then everything just fell apart? This is what happens to the main character Okonkwo, when he becomes successful and prosperous. In Achebe's novel which is ironically titled Things Fall Apart, a tribe called Umuofia has everything settled and in good order until a white man rides in with a bicycle which the natives call an iron horse.
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consideration of the man's thoughts during the meeting. His exile from the tribe destroyed his chances of getting more titles, and at the same time he lost all of his land. Seeing there is nothing that he could do to stop the commissioner he beheads one of the messengers. Once realizing all of the tribe is against him, he commits suicide. These tragic faults brought the ultimate fall of Okonkwo his family and his tribe.