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Things Fall Apart Venn Diagram

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Evelyn Cruz

on 18 November 2015

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Transcript of Things Fall Apart Venn Diagram

Things Fall Apart Venn Diagram
Okonkwo had many achievements and became very successful at a young age, thus bringing him fame throughout the village.
"He was a wealthy farmer and had two barns full of yams, and had just married his third wife." (Pg.8)
"He had no patience with unsuccessul men." (Pg.4)
"His fame rested on solind personal achievements." (Pg.3)
Unoka was unsuccessful throught his years and was known for being a coward in the village.
"In his day he was lazy and improvident and was quite incapable of thinking about tomorrow." (Pg. 4)
"Unoka, the grown up was a falilure." (Pg.5)

Unoka was kind, peaceful and humble. He didn't have much and lived a rough life being poor but he was not cruel as Okonkwo was.
"Unoka loved the good fare and the good fellowship, and he loved this season of the year, when the rain had stopped and the sun rose every morning with dazzling beauty." (Pg.5)
"Unoka loved it all, and he loved the first kites that returned with the dry season, and the children who sang songs of welcome to them." (Pg.5)
Unoka was against violence, and could not tolerate such destructiveness.
"Unoka was never happy when it came to wars. He was in fact a coward who could not bear the sight of blood. (Pg. 6)
Both Unoka and Okonkwo were unimportant deaths.
"When Unoka died he had taken no title at all." (Pg.8)
For Okonkwo: "His body is evil and only strangers may touch it." (Pg.207)
Unoka was weak and had poor crops.
"Unoka, are known in the clan for the weakness of your machete and your hoe." (Pg.17)
Okonkwo worked hard to get what he wanted and to be wealthy and acknowlegded.
"Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men had. He neither inhereted a barn nor a title, nor even a young wife. But in spite of the disadvantages, he had begun even in his fathers lifetime to lay the foundations of a properous future. It was slow and painful. But he threw himself into it like one possesed." (Pg.18)
Okonkwo was harsh and bitter, he knew what he wanted and was bleak to anyone who showed a difference in mentality.
"Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his children." (Pg. 13)
Okonkwo believes showing feelings are a sign of weakness and he should not show affection for anything or anyone.
"Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion of anger. To show affection was a sign of weakness; the only thing worth demonstrating was strength." (Pg.28)
In order for Okonkwo to feel good about himself he needs to feed off of peoples pain, to feel powerful he needs violence.
Let us not reason like cowards," said Okonkwo. "If a man comes into my hut and defecates on the floor, what do i do? Do i shut my eyes? No! I take a stick and break his head." (Pg.158)
"Okonkwo slept very little that night. The bitterness in his heart is now mixed with a kind of childlike excitement. Before he had gone to bed he had brought down his was dress..." (Pg.199)
Shmoop Editorial Team. "Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart." <i>Shmoop.com</i>. Shmoop University, Inc., 11 Nov. 2008. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.
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