History Literature / ThingsFallApart

15th Jan '16 6:28:25 PM mirisu92
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* DrowningMySorrows: Okonkwo does this after [[spoiler:killing Ikemafuna, the political prisoner he had raised like his own son for three years.]]
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* DrowningMySorrows: Okonkwo does this after [[spoiler:killing Ikemafuna, Ikemefuna, the political prisoner he had raised like his own son for three years.]]

* MeaningfulRename: Nwoye becomes "Isaac" when he converts to Christianity. Given the whole business with Ikemafuna, his choice seems [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything especially important]].
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* MeaningfulRename: Nwoye becomes "Isaac" when he converts to Christianity. Given the whole business with Ikemafuna, Ikemefuna, his choice seems [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything especially important]].
15th Dec '15 7:13:35 AM Syrika
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]
17th Sep '15 6:49:34 AM editerguy
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Proud Warrior Race Guy is not for real races
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: All aspects of Igbo tradition are presented in story, including things such as the subjugation of women and killing of twin babies. The English themselves are portrayed as holding the imperialistic views of the day. While there is one missionary, [[GoodShepherd Mr. Brown]], who tries to work peacefully with the Igbo, he gets replaced with [[TheFundamentalist James Smith]], who goes out of his way to provoke conflict with the non-Christian Igbo.
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: All aspects of Igbo tradition are presented in story, including things such as the subjugation of women and killing of twin babies. The English themselves are portrayed as holding the imperialistic views of the day. While there is one missionary, [[GoodShepherd Mr. Brown]], who tries to work peacefully with the Igbo, he gets replaced with [[TheFundamentalist James Smith]], who goes out of his way to provoke conflict with the non-Christian Igbo.

* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Okonkwo ** In fact he's so proud that he's considered a stereotype of uncompromising masculinity among his own community.
11th Aug '15 10:02:51 AM mirisu92
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Okonkwo is one. He shoots at his second wife Ekwefi out of anger but fortunately misses. [[spoiler:Tragically [[InvertedTrope inverted]] later on when he shoots off his gun at a celebration and inadvertently kills a young boy, forcing him to go into exile with his mother's family for several years.]]
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Okonkwo is one. He shoots at his second wife Ekwefi out of anger (in fact, right when she's LampshadeHanging precisely this trope), but fortunately misses. [[spoiler:Tragically [[InvertedTrope inverted]] later on when he shoots off his gun at a celebration and inadvertently kills a young boy, forcing him to go into exile with his mother's family for several years.]]
11th Aug '15 10:01:54 AM mirisu92
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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Okonkwo is one. He shoots at his second wife Ekwefi out of anger but fortunately misses. [[spoiler:Tragically [[InvertedTrope inverted]] later on when he shoots off his gun at a celebration and inadvertently kills a young boy, forcing him to go into exile with his mother's family for several years.]]
11th Aug '15 9:58:45 AM mirisu92
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* AbusiveParent: Okonkwo and possibly the other tribesmen
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* AbusiveParent: Okonkwo and possibly the other tribesmentribesmen. See DeliberateValuesDissonance below.
11th May '15 4:29:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Things Fall Apart" is a line from Creator/WilliamButlerYeats' poem "TheSecondComing".
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Things Fall Apart" is a line from Creator/WilliamButlerYeats' poem "TheSecondComing"."Literature/TheSecondComing".
24th Apr '14 6:58:54 PM Random888
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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: At the book's conclusion, the colonialist District Commissioner considers Okonkwo's life to be maybe worth a paragraph of filler in a book he might write about pacifying savage Africans.
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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: At the book's conclusion, the colonialist District Commissioner considers Okonkwo's life to be [[ButForMeItWasTuesday maybe worth a paragraph of filler filler]] in a book he might write about pacifying savage Africans.
15th Jan '14 12:56:14 PM kraas
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* TheStoic: Okonkwo is this for the most part; the only emotion he ever openly displayed was anger.
9th Jan '14 4:48:28 PM Quanyails
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* Jerkass: Okonkwo oh so much. Also, one must not forget Reverend Smith.
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* Jerkass: Okonkwo oh so much. Also, one must not forget Reverend Smith.JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Okonkwo. On the jerk side: He once beat and attempted to murder his second and ''favored'' wife for making a snide remark about his poor gunmanship, and [[spoiler:disowned Nwoye after he converted to Christianity]]. On the heart of gold side: He trekked to a distant and forbidden shrine four times in the dead of night after a priestess took his favorite daughter there, because he was worried about her.
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