Okonkwo's Character In Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe

962 Words4 Pages
Single Character Analysis- Okonkwo Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is an exquisite work of literature which tracks the journey of an Igbo man and his family before and during the invasion of white, Christian men and women. In the book, Okonkwo, the protagonist of the story, and his family go through various situations, both good and bad. One of these cases, includes his son, Nwoye, betraying the family and converting to Christianity; this turned out to make the story, but break Okonkwo as a person. Okonkwo continuously shows his ability to deal with situations throughout the storyline. Up until his suicide, Okonkwo consistently displays integrity, as well as impulsiveness through his character traits which makes Okonkwo a flat, static character and very simple to analyze. Personality Traits and Characterization As the story progresses, Okonkwo displays many characteristics. Some of those traits proved to be a positive attribute to his image, such as his integrity. However, many of his negative qualities, such as his impulsiveness, outweighed his positive traits. Both his beneficial characteristics and his detrimental characteristics contribute to the reader's perception of Okonkwo. Integrity Integrity is a moral uprightness. Because of Okonkwo's integrity, he became a leader in his village, Umuofia, at just 30 years old. Throughout the book, Okonkwo uses his integrity and moral compass to guide him through situations, specifically in demanding
Open Document