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Things Fall Apart

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 Uploaded Okonkwo is a strong, powerful, respected warrior and leader of the Umuofia clan in Nigeria.
 Uploaded Okonkwo adopts a boy named Ikemefuna after he was given to the clan in a peace treaty.
 Uploaded Okonkwo becomes fond of Ikemefuna and the boy looks up to him and calls him “father.”
 Uploaded One day the village Oracle comes to Okonkwo and says that Ikemefuna must be killed.
 Uploaded He warns Okonkwo not to take part in Ikemefuna’s death since the boy looks to him as a father.
 Uploaded Okonkwo and his clansmen take Ikemefuna on a long walk.
 Uploaded Okonkwo’s clansmen begin to attack the boy with machetes.
 Uploaded Ikemefuna runs to Okonkwo for help from his “father”….
 Uploaded But Okonkwo deals the final fatal blow as to not look weak to his clansmen.
 Uploaded Things begin to fall apart for poor Okonkwo.
 Uploaded At the funeral service for a village elder, Okonkwo’s gun accidentally explodes and kills the dead man’s son.
 Uploaded Okonkwo and his family are forced to leave for 7 years for his crime.
 Uploaded White missionaries begin to come to the Nigerian villages preaching the gospel.
 Uploaded Many of Okonkwo’s clansmen in Umuofia are forced to convert for fear that they will be harmed.
 Uploaded One of the christian converts from Okonkwo’s clan interrupts a very special tribal ceremony.
 Uploaded Okonkwo returns to his clan and joins other tribal leaders when they burn down a Christian Church.
 Uploaded The white men arrest Okonkwo and the other leaders.
 Uploaded Okonkwo urges his clan to go to war and when a white messenger tries to stop his meeting, Okonkwo kills him.
 Uploaded Unfortunately, Okonkwo’s clan has changed since he left, and they do not support him.
 Uploaded When the local white leader comes to arrest him, he finds that Okonkwo has hanged himself.
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