The book things fall apart can be considered as a literary Tragedy because a lot of things that happened in the book has happened in real life. Literary Tragedy because a lot of things that has happened is people suffering from not having enough food or water. Okonkwo sufferes a terrible death at the end. Although Oknokwo did some good things he had some things that brought him down like his fear and failure. Okonkwo also went through different emotion changes like his Anger issue towards his son.
Okonkwo is a good and powerful man in the book it says “Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His frame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man of eighteen he has brought honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the cat”. Okonkwo always liked to achieve things and he wanted to grow as a person. Everyone in his village liked Okonkwo because he would work and fight for his people he would also help people out. People in his village like that we would help out and help the village and everyone would respect Okonkwo. Okonkwo had a large family he would bring respect and support to not only the people in the village but his family to.
Okonkwo had a flaw of his fear and failure which is because if his (Unoka) father who was a very lazy guy. As a kid Unoka was a successful kid but after years “Unoka, the grown up, was a failure. He was poor and his wife and children had barely enough to eat”.Okonkwo had a fear becuase he did not want to end up like his father he wanted to be successful as a person and grow. Okonkwo is still weak so “Okonkwo drew his matches and cut down. He was afraid of being thought weak”. Okonkwo fear is way to important that nobody not even him cared about killing someone. This is when things started to go another route becuase now that Okonkwo killed someone he felt very powerful that he did something like that.
Okonkwo does not only have fear and is not only good but he also has anger which is destroying his life slowly and slowly. He is very angry that he has been. very rough to his son (Nwoye) “Nwoye burst into hears whereupon his father beat him heavily”. Okonkwo has been really angry at his son that his son does not want to be with his father and is making him want to join the bad guys tribe and his son is not acting very good with his family. Okonkwo cannot control his emotions especially his quick tempered action (anger).
Okonkwo was a good and bad guy but at the end of the story Okonkwo kills himself because of his fear and failure and his anger issues. He went through a lot ever since he was a little kid and he wanted to be a successful person. He became slightly like his father in a way but Okonkwo was a very different person because his emotions would change in different ways.