Accordingly, how is things fall apart a tragedy for both a society and an individual?
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a tragedy of an individual as well as the society . The protagonist of the novel, Okonko who was rich and respectable at the beginning of the novel meets a tragic fate at the end of the novel. Thus the novel records not only the sufferings of Okonko but also his whole society .
Subsequently, question is, who is the hero in things fall apart? Okonkwo
One may also ask, what leads to Okonkwo’s downfall?
Okonkwo’s traits of Brutality, and fear of weakness resulted in his downfall . Two instances are pure brutality as Okonkwo beat his wife during the Weak of Peace with irrational thought, and killed the head messenger as he swore vengence on him for his unfair treatment.
Is Okonkwo responsible for his own downfall?
Okonkwo’s fear of being viewed as weak and effeminate influenced him to become a callous, violent man. Okonkwo’s aggressive, hostile personality leads to several bad decisions, which results in his downfall .