Compare Macbeth to Things Fall Apart
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Literary Comparison: Macbeth and All Things Fall Apart
Before doing our analysis, we shall offer a brief summary of both literary works, to get acquainted with their facts and characters.
All the Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The novel is about Okonkwo, a warrior of the Umuofia clan, a Nigerian tribe of the Igbo tribe. The man is a highly respected clansmen who has been struggling to clear his name after his father’s death, who died leaving many debts unsettled. Okonkwo has a son named Nwoye, but he considers him weak and thinks he will end just as his grandfather. Upon an arraignment with a neighboring tribe, he receives a virgin, and a boy called Ikemefuna to take care of. After seeing and knowing Ikemefuna, the man starts taking him in great esteem and considering him as the son he would have wanted to have. However, he shows no affection for the boy, despite he calls him father. Ogbuefi Ezedu, a respected elder, tells Okonkwo that Ikemefuna must be killed, but since the boy calls him father, he shall not kill him. That way, the warrior tells Ikeemefuna he must leave the tribe and return to his home village. In the middle of the road, the men attack Ikemefuna, and Okonkwo deals the killing blow, despite the elder’s admonitions. After that situation, the death of the elder Ogbuefi Ezedu is announced, and when Okonkwo goes to pay his respect to the deceased man, his gun expl…
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