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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.|