What Is Onkonkwo's Life In Things Fall Apart

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For even the most fortunate of people, the cookie of life eventually crumbles into inedible fragments. In the book Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, this is exactly what happened to Onkonkwo of Umuofia. A once brave, hardened worrier from a small Nigerian village turns into a limp body hanging from a tree. Onkonkwo has several wives, children, and yams with which to feed them. His life completely turns around when he accidentally shoots a fellow villager, forcing him into a seven-year exile. When Onkonkwo eventually returns to his homeland, all seems to bode well until white Christians settle onto nearby land. Because of the increasing influence of the Christians, Onkonkwo decides to take his own life; he cannot live in a world where his
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