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In the famous novel Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe the main character Okonkwo is described to be a strong and reliable character He is also thought to be a wonderful father The story starts out in a village called Umuofia this is where his fathers tribe is from Okonkwo is considered to be a great warrior and he defends his village whenever it is necessary He was known throughout the nine villages and beyond as the man who threw the great wrestler known as the Cat He was known as the Cat because he hadnt been beaten in seven years and his back would never touch the ground Okonkwo defeated this man and was famous throughout the land Okonkwo may have been physically strong but that was all When it came to feeling and emotions he was very weak He had three wives of which he favored the second Ekwefi One incident where his weakness came out was when Ekwefi had made Okonkwo very angry instead of arguing with her or even smacking her once he decided that the best way to handle Ekwefi would be to put a gun to her head and threaten to take her life This is a clear display of how weak and ignorant Okonkwo is Okonkwo was also thought to be a great father He had had children to all three of his wives and was known to treat them fairly This is an untruth in the middle of the novel there was a time where action had to be taken and Okonkwos son of three years Ikemefuna had to be delt with Ikemefuna was brought to the village to be sacrificed Instead of doing it as soon as they returned to the village the tribe waited and during this period Okonkwo and Ikemefuna became very close so close that Okonkwo considered Ikemefuna his son When the time came and Ikemefuna was to be sacrificed instead of
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