Okonkwo as a Tragic Hero in Things Fall Apart


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In Things Fall Apart, what is Okonkwo's hamartia or fatal flaw?

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1. In Things Fall Apart, what is the source of Okonkwo's fatal flaw?

2. In Things Fall Apart, what is the first significant sign that Okonkwo is a tragic hero whose downfall is inevitable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Okonkwo is a complicated character whose life ends tragically due to his hamartia. Test your knowledge of his harmatia and the actions that lead to his end by completing these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested:

  • The first conspicuous sign of Okonkwo's inevitable downfall
  • Okonkwo's fatal flaw
  • How Okonkwo matches the definition of a tragic hero
  • The cause of Okonkwo's suicide

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the source of Okonkwo's fatal flaw
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Okonkwo
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what makes Okonkwo a tragic hero in Things Fall Apart

Additional Learning

Expand your understanding of the main character of Things Fall Apart by completing the lesson titled Okonkwo as a Tragic Hero in Things Fall Apart. Objectives covered include:

  • Review parallels between Okonkwo and other tragic heroes
  • Know about the character Unoka
  • Understand how the different events affect Okonkwo