Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Reading: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
This book focuses on a man named Okonkwo who lives with a tribe in Africa with his three wives and children. His father was a very gentle, lazy man and Okonkwo has been embarrassed by him since his childhood. He believes that to be a man he must be forceful strong and daring. Because of these two things, Okonkwo earns himself a huge character flaw - fear of being weak. This flaw haunts him throughout the entire novel. He becomes violent and angry a lot of the time, bringing shame upon him and his family and the purpose of this is to say that we must not let fear of something drive us because things will fall apart.
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.