Okonkwo as a tragic hero

Okonkwo as a tragic hero
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  • "He had no patience with his father" (Achebe 4).
  • "He had a slight stammer and whenever he was angry and could not get his words out quickly enough, he would use his fists" (Achebe 4). 
  • "He called his son, Nwoye, to sit with him in his obi. But the boy was afraid of him and slipped out of the hut as soon as he noticed him dozing" (Achebe 63).
  • "The only course open to Okonkwo was to flee from the clan. It was a crime against the earth goddess to kill a clansman, and a man who committed it must flee from the land" (Achebe 124).
  • "His life had been ruled by a great passion-to become one of the lords of the clan... Then everything had been broken. He had been cast out of his clan like a fish onto a dry, sandy beach, panting" (Achebe 131).
  • "Then they came to the tree from which Okonkwo's body was dangling, and they stopped dead" (Achebe 207).
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