How was Okonkwo the village hero in things fall apart?
At the age of 18, Okonkwo became a champion wrestler by throwing Amalinze 'the Cat', who had never been thrown, hence the name 'The Cat'
Mbaino is the village which Ikemefuna lives in before he is forced to live with Okonkwo in Umuofia in order to repent his father's crime. It is significant because in essence, things begin to "fall apart" for Okonkwo after Ikemefuna is killed by Umuofia. Okonkwo becomes haunted by his choice to kill Ikemefuna. In fact, Ikemefuna's death begins Okonkwo's downfall.
This could be for multiple reasons, depending on the situation. Okonkwo is wrestling for the village. Okonkwo is fighting in war for the village Okonkwo is at a village meeting. Okonkwo is away on business for the village. Okonkwo is visiting his friend Obierika. Okonkwo is going to see the oracle. Okonkwo is watching the wrestling matches. Okonkwo is at a wedding. Okonkwo is gathering herbs to help cure Ezinma. Okonkwo is at the egwugwu…
Things Fall Apart is a book that centers around a tribesman named Okonkwo, in a Nigerian village called Umuofia. Okonkwo struggles to become a great tribesman, attempting to escape his lazy father's shadow. He then struggles to deal with exile after accidentally killing a man. Later the book discusses his and the villages' struggle with the European influence.