Vice Chancellor Franz von Papenthe leader of the Catholic right-wing, meanwhile negotiated a Reich concordat with the Holy See, which prohibited clergy from participating in politics. Most Catholic opposition to the regime came from the Catholic left-wing in the Christian trade unions, such as by the union leaders Jakob Kaiser and Blessed Nikolaus Gross. Hoffmann writes that, from the beginning:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world Okonkwo is strong, hard-working, and strives to show no weakness.
Okonkwo works to build his wealth entirely on his own, as Unoka died a shameful death and left many unpaid debts.
He is also obsessed with his masculinity, and any slight compromise on this is swiftly destroyed. As a result, he often beats his wives and children, and is unkind to his neighbours.
However, his drive to escape the legacy of his father leads him to be wealthy, courageous, and powerful among the people of his village.
He is a leader of his village, and he has attained a position in his society for which he has striven all his life.
The boy looks up to Okonkwo and considers him a second father.
The Oracle of Umuofia eventually pronounces that the boy must be killed. Ezeudu, the oldest man in the village, warns Okonkwo that he should have nothing to do with the murder because it would be like killing his own child — but to avoid seeming weak and feminine to the other men of the village, Okonkwo disregards the warning from the old man, striking the killing blow himself even as Ikemefuna begs his "father" for protection.
For many days after killing Ikemefuna, Okonkwo feels guilty and saddened. He and his family are sent into exile for seven years to appease the gods he has offended. Part 2 While Okonkwo is away in Mbanta, he learns that white men are living in Umuofia with the intent of introducing their religion, Christianity.
As the number of converts increases, the foothold of the white people grows and a new government is introduced. Part 3 Returning from exile, Okonkwo finds his village changed by the presence of the white men.
After a convert commits a heinous act by unmasking an elder as he embodies an ancestral spirit of the clan, the village retaliates by destroying a local Christian church.
In return, the leader of the white government takes Okonkwo and several other native leaders prisoner and holds them for a ransom of two hundred cowries for a short while.
The white ruler further humiliates and insults the captives, doing things such as shaving their heads and whipping them. As a result, the people of Umuofia finally gather for what could be a great uprising.
Okonkwo, a warrior by nature and adamant about following Umuofian custom and tradition, despises any form of cowardice and advocates war against the white men.
When messengers of the white government try to stop the meeting, Okonkwo beheads one of them. He has three wives and ten total children, and is a brave and rash Umuofia Nigerian warrior and clan leader.
Unlike most, he cares more for his daughter Ezinma than his son Nwoye whom he believes is weak. Okonkwo is the son of the gentle and lazy Unoka, a man he resents for his weaknesses.
Okonkwo strives to make his way in a culture that traditionally values manliness. He therefore rejects everything for which he believes his father stood: Unoka was idle, poor, profligate, cowardly, gentle, lazy, and interested in music and conversation. Okonkwo consciously adopts opposite ideals and becomes productive, wealthy, brave, violent, and opposed to music and anything else that he regards as "soft," such as conversation and emotion.
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Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late s, Things Fall Apart explores one man’s futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political andreligious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.