Okonkwo In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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Okonkwo made one mistake, and it changed his life drastically. He was celebrating at the funeral of a great warrior named Ogbuefi Ezeudu, along with many people who knew Ezeudu. The burial was approaching, and the guns fired the last salute. Suddenly, Okonkwo’s gun exploded and a piece of iron pierced the heart of Ezeudu’s sixteen-year-old son. As a consequence, Okonkwo and his family had to leave the clan for seven years. The next morning, a group of men from the clan came to Okonkwo’s home and destroyed everything that he had. The men had nothing against Okonkwo, they only did it as justice for the earth goddess. Even though the crime was an accident, I do believe that it is fair that Okonkwo was punished. As said in the book, people knew