Things Fall Apart Okonkwo's Identity

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Have you ever felt like an outcast or that you do not fit in where you live? For young Nwoye, this is exactly how he feels. In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart Nwoye struggles with self identity and understanding where he stands within his clan. His misunderstanding leads him to embrace a new culture when British colonists come to Nigeria. This illustrates to readers the positive effects that can come from colonialism. In the story, Nwoye’s disconnected relationship with his father, and harsh cultural customs of his clan lead him to question his religion and family all together. In the novel, Achebe gave many great examples of Okonkwo’s rude behavior with his son, Nwoye. One of these many examples is when Okonkwo noticed laziness in
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