The delineation of culture conflicts is no more unusual to writing, particularly with regards to the European religious qualities, keeping in mind the end goal to better social orders that are viewed as crude. In the novel Things Go to pieces, by Chinua Achebe, simply such a culture conflict happens, with the primary character Okonkwo’s town being overwhelmed by Christian white men trying to change over his clan. In spite of the fact that numerous individuals wind up persuaded of the new religion’s validness after some time, Okonkwo is an unyielding warrior on a fundamental level, and his refusal to acknowledge the progressions occurring in his group serves to additionally compound the purpose of the novel- – that things that were once commonplace dependably go to pieces at last.
To begin, Okonkwo’s town, Umuofia, is one of a gathering of nine towns in Nigeria, and their confinement even from each different shows how far cut off they are from whatever is left of the world. Be that as it may, the Ibo individuals who live there still have an extremely solid culture, counseling the Prophet for guidance and having “egwugwu” (individuals spruced up as hereditary spirits) direct trials. Okonkwo is exceptionally agreeable in this condition, and is exceedingly regarded among his colleagues for his quality in wrestling and his constantly abundant yam harvests. He’s content with where he is throughout everyday life, obviously, it’s destined not to last.
Before long, white Christian ministers start to attack Umuofia and encompassing towns, and the general population don’t know how to react. At in the first place, they take it as a joke, enabling the nonnatives to manufacture chapels and look for changes over, yet when these undertakings soon end up effective, the general population of Umuofia don’t recognize what to accept any longer. Some become tied up with the new religion, while others disdain it and get to drive the nonnatives out. Nobody underpins the last choice more than Okonkwo, who regrets that the men are for the most part transforming into ladies, and that they have to go to bat for their customary inborn convictions over these outsider thoughts, mirroring that he sees the faction “separating and coming apart” (pg 183). His solid, courageous nature turns out obviously in this battle, as he battles to protect his lifestyle notwithstanding when every one of his companions are offering route to the weight of the white man’s religion.
At last, Okonkwo’s forceful thoughts start to pick up support with the men of the town, and they gather as one and torch the new church. This prompts a strained circumstance where war trembles on the tips of Umuofia’s fingers, however when Okonkwo strikes the principal blow, they step back. It is at that point, as he’s looking down at the man he’s recently slaughtered, that “he realized that Umuofia would not go to war. . . They had broken into tumult rather than activity” (Achebe 205). Okonkwo at that point goes ahead to hang himself since he realizes that Christianity and the white men have won out finished his will, and he can’t stand living in a general public where their thoughts direct.
This social impact of conventional innate qualities and the spread of Christianity fills in as an impetus for Okonkwo’s reality breaking apart, which is a noteworthy subject in the novel. As much as he tries to keep his life the way it generally has been, everything unpreventably goes to pieces at last, and in the long run prompts Okonkwo’s suicide. The novel finishes with the recommendation that the new religion now has an all the more intense hold over the clan, demonstrating the white clerics bringing down Okonkwo’s body from the tree, the last protection decreasing with him.