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Okonkwo stood looking at the dead man He knew that Umuofia would not go to war He knew because they had let the other messengers escape They had broken into tumult instead of action 205 Ch 24 Okonkwo was a man of great honor and many names he threw Amalinze the Cat he had two barns full of yams and three wives he was one of the most honored men of his village Okonkwo could have become the greatest man in the history of Umuofia but his inability to adapt to the changing times destroyed him Okonkwo hated his fathers legacy and attempted to become everything his father was not He strived for success in every aspect of his life he was the perfect example of the African proverb if a child washed his he could eat with kings 8 Ch 1 in that he is able to follow a different path than his father However the accidental firing of a rifle unravels everything Okonkwo had hoped to achieve he was exiled for seven years But the evolution and change that that his village goes through during his seven year exile will strip Okonkwo of his power A natural selection will take place where not the strongest survive but the ones most able to adapt Okonkwo saw clearly the high esteem in which he would be held and he saw himself taking the highest title in the land 172 Ch20 He could not have been more wrong The greatest danger to Okonkwo is not weakness or bad chi but the change a people can go through even if one refuses to see it The changes that take place in Okonkwos life slowly chipped away at his strength until he could not stand the world in which he lived in Okonkwo was well know throughout the nine villages and even beyond His fame rested on solid personal achievements 1 Ch 1 Okonkwo valued his honor
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