Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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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, Okonkwo, worked hard at his goal, and he achieved it. Okonkwo, 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 Okonkwo reached his goal at an early age, his life began to …

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…later on in the book, when Okonkwo was thrown out of his clan, one could have been sure that Okonkwo’s hopes of being rich and famous were ruined. After all that, with the incident of Nwoye, one could see that Okonkwo’s life was a total failure. Any speculator could see that Okonkwo had not achieved his goals, but instead, by the end of his life, he had become a failure like his father.