Things Fall Apart is a story written by Chinua Achebe based on a culture on the verge of change. Okonkwo is a well-respected, wealthy leader in the Umuofia tribe of the Igbo people. Okonkwo feared of being like his father who is well known for his laziness also cowardice. In such early age he brought honor to his village, he built his home, was a precocious wrestler and a hard-working farmer. Okonkwo was nothing like his father Unkoka who feared the sight of blood, borrowed and lost money leaving his wife and kids hungry, Unkoka was weak and Okonkwo showed the complete opposite. Soon his hard work pays off.
Later after the member of their tribe was killed in the market by a member from the village of Mbaino, Okonkwo declares either the two villages goes to war or hand over a virgin and a young man. Umofia’s fear Okonkwo therefore they agreed. Okonkwo adopts the fifteen year old boy Ikemefuna that they gave to him for safekeeping. He began to love and care for Ikemefuna like his very own son. His first wife took care of him.
As wealthy as Okonkwo is he built his fortune as a sharecropper. He took care of his three wives also eight kids. Each wife owned her own hut. He refuses weakness he is very big on family. Nwoye his twelve year old son shows laziness, One of Unkoka characteristics. Okonkwo constantly beats him. His adopted child Ikemefuna helps Nwoye do the right thing.
Three years later the tribe decides Ikemefuna must die. Ikemefuna cries to Okonkwon after he is attached. Okonkwo is so caught up in being tough and not looking weak he kills him himself. He shows no sign of remorse, no feelings, nor regret on the outside. On the inside it is eating him up. Okonkwo sinks into depression he doesn’t eat or sleep. His favorite child Ezinma brings him his evening meals for three days. He soon...