The reasons of Okonkwo in Committing Suicide as seen in Chinua Achebe`s Things Fall Apart.

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THE REASONS OF OKONKWO IN COMMITTING SUICIDE AS SEEN IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART

  The first is to know how Okonkwo's personalities are described, and the second is to find whatreasons that motivate Okonkwo to commit suicide. The method employed in this study is library research encompassing the novel of Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe as the primary data,books of literature, psychology and also data from the internet as the secondary sources.

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  The first is to know how Okonkwo's personalities are described, and the second is to find whatreasons that motivate Okonkwo to commit suicide. The method employed in this study is library research encompassing the novel of Things Fall Apart written by Chinua Achebe as the primary data,books of literature, psychology and also data from the internet as the secondary sources.

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION In the introduction, the writer divides the chapter into five parts, they are

  Therefore, the writer quotesdefinition of literature from A Glossary of Literary Terms that : Literature work as an imitation, or reflection or representation ofthe world and human life, and the primary criterion applied to 2 a work is that of the truth of its representation to the objects represents, orrepresent (Abrams, 1981: 36). Thisnovel presents Okonkwo as the main character who faces a lot of problems that trigger the conflict between he and himself, he and his surroundings, and alsobetween he and the British imperial culture.

CHAPTER II REVIEW OF LITERATURE This chapter includes theories and reviews on related literature that support

  The readers are able to identify themajor character from the complexity of characterization, the amount of attention given to him, and the intensity that a character seems to transmit. Theoretical FrameworkThe theories that are explained in the previous section are useful to solve the two problems formulated in the problem formulation, and to help the writerunderstand the whole story in the novel and to answer the problem.

CHAPTER II I METHODOLOGY This chapter consists of three parts, namely object of the study

  Then the elders decide that the boy must be killed, and the oldest man in the village warns Okonkwo to have nothing to do with the murder because itwould be like killing his own child. In the end of the story, when the people of Umuofia gather, Okonkwo kills one of the messengers of the white government who wants to try and stop theirmeeting.

CHAPTER IV ANALYSIS This chapter discusses two problem stated in chapter one. The first

  It wasdeeper and more intimate than the fear of evil and capricious gods and of magic, the fear of the forest, and of the forces of nature, malevolent, 32From the quotation above, it can be seen clearly that Okonkwo does not scare to his father. The only course open to Okonkwo was to flee from the clan, it was crime against the earth goddess to kill a clansman, and a man who committed itmust flee, from the land.

CHAPTER V CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS This chapter consists of two parts. The first is the conclusion of the

  The first conclusion is based on the analysis to answer the first question of theproblem formulation, which is to know the descriptions of the personalities of Okonkwo; the second is to know the motivations of Okonkwo in committingsuicide. Some of the honorsare the Honorary Fellowship of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and letters, more than twenty honorary doctorates from universities (England,Scotland, the United States, Canada and Nigeria), and Nigeria's highest award for intellectual achievement that is the Nigerian National Merit Award (1979).

READING II (KPE112)

  SEM 2 GOAL : Students improve their reading skills (especially speed andcomprehension), apply reading strategy through various types of texts and develop their English vocabulary. TOPICS : Understanding reading texts, understanding implied meaning of the texts, grammatical points, vocabulary.

PROSE II (KPE-347)

  General Instructional Objectives At the end of the course, the students are able to improve the readingskills of Things Fall Apart (pp. 1-8) II. Specific Instructional Objectives At the end of the lesson, the students are able to:1.

III. Materials

  The novel of Things Fall Apart pp. 1-8 (see appendix 7) 2.

1. What is your opinion about fear?

  Building Motivation and Interest: The students read the pre-reading questions related to thepassage and try to answer the given questions (this is meant to form predictions about what is to readand to elicit how much they know about the topic). Main rules of the class activities: The students are supposed to involve in an assiduous andthoughtful reading with a special attention to little details and try to acquire their comprehension ofwords, phrases and sentences without opening dictionaries.

b. Submit the work

  General Instructional Objectives At the end of the course, the students are able to put forward their ownopinions concerning to the content of the original novel . Specific Instructional Objectives At the end of the lesson, the students are able to:1.

III. Materials 1

  Building Motivation and Interest : The students read the pre reading questions related to thepassage and try to answer the given questions (this is meant to form predictions about what is toread and to elicit how much they know about the topic). Main rules of the class activities: The students are supposed to involve in an assiduous andthoughtful reading with a special attention to little details and try to acquire theircomprehension of words, phrases and sentences without opening dictionaries.

a. Read the given post-reading questions and read the questions thoroughly

c. Complete the given post—reading questions then discuss the answer with friends in a group of five

  66they can, without using dictionaries. d.

3 CLOSING ACTIVITIES 15 minutes

  Nwoye knew that it was right to be masculine and to be violent, but somehow he still preferred the stories that his motherused to tell, and which she no doubt still told to her younger children—stories of the tortoise and his wily ways, and of the bird eneke-nti-oba who challenged the whole world to a wrestling contest and was finally thrown by the cat. Okonkwo stood by, rumbling like thunder in the rainy season."Bring me a hoe," said Okagbue.'When Ekwefi brought the hoe, he had already put aside his goatskin bag and his big cloth and was in his underwear, a longand thin strip of cloth wound round the waist like a belt and then passed between the legs to be fastened to the belt behind.

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