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  1. Introduction
  2. Okonkwo's mission
  3. Problems with rage, rashness, anger and violence
  4. Rejecting the characteristics
  5. The tough demeanor
  6. Conclusion

Okonkwo is the main character of the book ?Things Fall Apart,? by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. This character is a hero to his village, a clansman, warrior, farmer and family man. However, no one is ever perfect. As Aristotle said, a tragic hero is defined by a noble or heroic person whose downfall is often caused by that one fatal character flaw. Aristotle adds that, although a tragic hero may be destroyed in the end, a hero's struggle against their fate expresses the heights of greatness to which humans can aspire.

[...] Character analysis: Okonkwo Okonkwo is the main character of the book ?Things Fall Apart,? by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. This character is a hero to his village, a clansman, warrior, farmer and family man. However, no one is ever perfect. As Aristotle said, a tragic hero is defined by a noble or heroic person whose downfall is often caused by that one fatal character flaw. Aristotle adds that, although a tragic hero may be destroyed in the end, a hero's struggle against their fate expresses the heights of greatness to which humans can aspire. [...]

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