Things Fall Apart

Things fall apart book

Why does Achebe present Part One from Okonkwo's point of view?

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The use of Okonkwo's point of view allows the reader to understand the deeply imbedded and traditional values of the Igbo people. Through this section of the novel, we are made aware of those traditions; the rules, successes, and family values from the man who had it all. None-the-less, unlike many of his people Okonkwo was rigid and inflexible, traits that led him to kill Ikemefuma, and consequently take the first step in the destruction of his family. The Umofian society thrives on its ability to adapt..... Okonkwo's pride doesn't allow for adaptation.