There was a man who dreamed as a child of being well known and respected throughout his village and neighboring villages. his man, Okonkwo, worked hard at his goal, and he achieved it. A man with great strength and personality, Okonkwo had achieved his goal to become rich and famous, a privilege that was unseen before in his family. Although Okonkwo reached his goal at an early age, his life began to Fall Apart when tragic episodes took place. One can see that his life first began to fall apart when Ikemefuna, a captive who stayed at his home, was killed. Okonkwo had thought of Ikemefuna as one of his own sons. He was deeply saddened when he was killed. .
The consequences from that event made him unable to sleep for the following three days. He also kept on getting drunk, and that was a sign that he was depressed. This incident also had a long-term effect on Okonkwo. From then on his family would look at him as if it were his fault that Ikemefuna is dead. This episode can be seen as an event where Okonkwo looses some faith from his family. This corresponds to him loosing faith in his father. .
Another important occurrence where Okonkwo's life falls apart was when he was thrown out of the clan for a few years. From this episode his hopes and dreams have begun to fall apart. His hopes of being a rich and popular individual had drifted away with this upsetting incident. Okonkwo had no longer had his farm or animals. Also he lost faith with most of his friends, like his father lost faith with his.
Another episode that showed the downfall in Okonkwo's life was when Nwoye, his oldest and favorite son, converted to the missionaries religion, Christianity. To Okonkwo this was very upsetting because Nwoye was his eldest son, and he had the greatest expectations for him. When news came to him that Nwoye was among the white missionaries, it can be foreseen that only negative impacts were perceived by him.