Unformatted text preview: also foreshadows his decay. Perhaps even more importantly, this quote reveals that Okonkwo realizes his fire of savagery is burning everything beside him into ash. Okonkwo, as a superior man, sees the gradual decay of all his most valuables caused by the environment and his own character flaws. Thats what makes him a classic tragic hero....
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- Spring '11
- Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo, character flaws, classic tragic hero