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In Chinua Achebes book Things Fall Apart I have almost completed chapter eleven I think that Chinua Achebe choose that title because in the book the characters lives have a lot of ups and downs throughout the story Everything could be going right then suddenly something happens to ruin that moment The ups and downs throughout the story especially the downs show how things can and many times do fall apart My short summary of what I have read will give you a better understanding of my perspective In the beginning a character named Okonkwo had some ups in his life He was well known throughout many villages very wealthy and a respected warrior of his time When Okonkwo was younger his village honored him because he defeated Amalinzine better known as the cat in wrestling The cat had not been beaten for seven years straight On the other hand Unoka Okonkwos father put some downs in his life Okonkwo is by design the total opposite of Unoka He Unoka would always borrow money without paying the lender back Unokas wife and kids usually went hungry because of him Unokas ways of acting put Okonkwo through some major changes In chapter four Okonkwo does one of the worst things he could have ever done With him already being bitter because thats the opposite of his father during the week of peace he did something that no one in the village could forget Ojiugo his youngest wife had left her hut before preparing his dinner When Okonkwo found out about her leaving he broke the peace when he had beaten Ojiugo for what she did As a result he had to sacrifice a lot to be forgiven but not forgotten This puts a lot of drama in Okonkwos life like it isnt already bad enough After the week of peace the villagers had began to prepare for their planting for the feast Okonkwo doesnt care
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