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What Is Okonkwo's Suicide

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While Unoko tells his son that “it is more difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone”, Okonkwo boldly uses his failure to drive the final nail into his coffin (24, 25). Described as “a man of action”, Okonkwo realizes his mistakes with the missionaries and, as a result, kills himself in order to take more action. Oftentimes, Okonkwo’s suicide is symbolic of him becoming feminine like his father and ultimately giving in to the white men. Although believed solely to represent his fall to weakness, Okonkwo’s suicide has far-reaching consequences for his tribe and
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