Things Fall Apart, who is responsible for the division and downfall of Umoufia?

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In the historical novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe we gain knowledge of the African societies as they once were. Achebe shows us what happened to this particular (fictional) community in the 19th century, as the downfall of their village occurred. The book begins by introducing us to the main character, Okonkwo. Okonkwo is a strong character who is a leader in his town of Umuofia. This man has gone through many challenges in …

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…their own "brothers" and are proving to be just as disrespectful as the whites. They say that religion and tradition are what holds the clan together, but if that religion is not strong enough for the clansmen to keep faith even in times such as these, and that tradition is so vulnerable that it can easily be forgotten, this makes it even harder to determine who is at fault for the destruction of this land.