Okonkwo's tragic flaw is that he is angry because, he is so determined to be nothing like his dad. Okonkwo will do anything to not turn out like his dead-beat dad and to not be seen as weak. "But, his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness. The fear of himself,lest he should be found to resemble his father."(pg,13)
How dare you convert to Christianity?!!!
Okonkwo will do anything to not look weak in the eyes of others. Okonkwo will hurt anyone who gets in his way. Including killing Ikemefuna because, Okonkwo feared he would look weak if he didn't. "Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak."(pg.61)
I can't believe what this clan has turned into!!!
A change occurs when Okonkwo is kicked off his clan and loses his house, yams, and power. Okonkwo has to live in his mother's village for 7 years. A change that occurs when Okonkwo was in his mother's village is that missionaries are coming to Umuofia and changing many ways that the village used to do things. "They did not really want them in their clan and so they made them that offer which nobody in their right senses would accept."
Okonkwo discovers that Umuofia had been invaded by white men who were converting natives into Christians. "To abandon the gods of one's father and go about with a lot of effeminate men clucking like old hens was the very death of abomination."
I love Christianity. I am done with you dad!
Okonkwo was scared for what the can was changing into. Okonkwo couldn't understand why all these people are converting."Okonkwo was deeply grieved.He mourned for the clan, which he saw breaking up and falling apart.
At the end of the story Okonkwo's feelings get the better of him and he resorts to killing himself. Making the audience sad because, he could of been much better than this Okonkwo should of stuck up for what he believed in, even if it meant showing his true emotions."Perhaps deep down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness."