Unformatted text preview: willing to display. To Okonkwo, fire is also a symbol of masculinity, proving that he is worthy of being a man in his village. But to maintain his reputation, he is willing to assume a destructive nature, killing Ikemefune because his village told him to and Ezeudu’s son by accident. Lastly, just as fire feeds on itself until all that is left is a pile of ash, Okonkwo eventually succumbs to his intense rage, allowing it to rule his actions until it destroys him....
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