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Quotion In The Things Apart One's Things Fall Apart

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“It was this man that Okonkwo threw in a fight which the old men agreed to be one of the fiercest since the founder of their town engaged a spirit of the wild for seven days and seven nights.”
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This quote can be revealed about Okonkwo because of the toughness he brought even at a young age. This allowed him to receive recognition throughout the nine villages. His wrestling wasn’t the only thing he had going for him as his fame rested on incredible achievements.
“He was a man of action, a man of war. On great occasions such as the funeral of a village celebrity he drank his palm-wine from his first human head.”
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This event supports the theme of masculinity as Okonkwo drinks palm wine out of a human head. Okonkwo was very different compared to his father as he showed the traits of war. His masculinity towards other is able to make Umuofia into a strong and orderly village
“Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children.”
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Okonkwo supports the theme of order and structure as his whole life he was dominated by the fear of failure and weakness. This fear was due to his father’s laziness and lack of parenting. Okonkwo’s childhood allowed him to better his situation by ruling with a heavy hand.
“Okonkwo’s neighbors heard his wife crying and sent their voices over the compound walls to ask what was the matter.
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