What made things fall apart in Things Fall Apart?
There are many things that fall apart in Things Fall Apart, so they should be taken one at a time.
- Murder of Umuofian Ogbuefi Udo's wife by a Mbanta man in the Mbanta market: Although Ikemefuna was not responsible, he became part of the peace offering toward Umuofia, and was displaced from his home.
- Declaration of death by the Oracle of Agbala: Even though Ikemefuna had adapted miraculously to his new home, as soon as the Oracle decreed Ikemefuna must die, his life ended.
- Okonkwo's fear: Okonkwo's fear of being like his father, an agbala, caused him many problems including a fierce manliness, a lack of temper, emotion, and reasonability.
- Okonkwo's lack of temper: Okonkwo's beating of his wife during the festival of Ani, causes him much disrepute among his neighbours.
- Okonkwo's lack of emotion: Okonkwo's apparent lack of remorse for disturbing the festival of Ani, causes him more disrepute among his neighbours who take him to be callous and not humble towards the gods.
-The accident killing Ekeudu's son. This accident causes Okonkwo to be exiled for 7 years.
-The arrival of the colonists.
-The conversion of Nwoye.
-The killing of the messenger.
Okonkwo's family unity:
- Okonkwo's need for manliness. It also causes him to beat his children excessively in a vain attempt to get them to work harder. It distances himself from Nwoye. His fear of being perceived weak causes him to kill Ikemefuna.
- The death of Ikemefuna.
- Okonkwo's lack of emotion: This causes Nwoye to distance himself from his father and the tribe.
- Nwoye's conversion to Christianity.
-Christianity: The church disproved many of the Ibo superstitions, and implicitly encouraged the Ibo to break traditions.
-Settlers: The settlers killed the village of Abame, and attempted to convert the rest, while imposing their power upon the lands.
-The Ibo tribe: Their lack of a central structure made them easy to separate and convert or conquer. They could not offer a consolidated defense against the invaders and their customs. Their own culture was occasionally repressive, and caused rifts between the people and the society.
-Their own culture: Their own culture prevented them from stopping their brothers who had joined the white man's ranks.
-Soldiers: The soldiers prevented the Ibo from forcefully removing the white men.
-The converts: The converts would bring white reinforcements in event of any revolution.
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