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During the burial ceremony of Ezeudu, Okonkwo's gun accidentally went off. Ezeudu's sixteen-year-old son drop to the ground and died in a pool of his own blood. Okonkwo was forced to flee his village for seven years.
Hamartia: the flaw that causes the downfall.
"Why should a man suffer so grievously for an offense he had committed inadvertently?" (Achebe 125).
Okonkwo's first son, Nwoye, had been intrigued by the Christian religion. When Okonkwo found out he was not happy. Okonkwo went on a rage of fury and beat Nwoye. After that Nwoye walked away, never to return.
Anagnorisis: when they hero makes a critical discovery.
"Where have you been?" (Okonkwo 151).
Okonkwo was close to being able to go back to Umuofia. He decided he wanted to thank his mother's kinsmen form their kindness by having a feast. His wife thought they should only have two goat, but Okonkwo insisted on having three.
Hubris: Extreme pride.
"My mother's people have been good to me and I must show my gratitude" (Okonkwo 165)
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