Literary Analysis Of Things Fall Apart

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Evolution of Human Kind A newborn child; innocent and unknowing. We were all once this way. But as we got older, we began to lose our innocence and become less gullible to childish things. In 1911, Josef Mengele was born into a wealthy Bavarian family with a Catholic upbringing. His life seemed pretty typical and he was successful in his studies. Shockingly, he grew up and became a physician in a concentration camp. He was known as the “Angel of Death" because in the camp, he 'd spend most of his time experimenting on twins for medical advancements. His childhood life had no indications that he would do such things. What could 've possibly driven him to do such a horrendous act of humanity? Throughout all of history, entertainment,…show more content…
In Things Fall Apart, Achebe describes his main character, "...as a little boy who had resented his father 's failure and weakness"(Achebe 13). This highlights that his avoidance to become his worst fear, caused his greediness for success when he got older. Although Okonkwo was just a young boy who came from a low income and non titled family, he was still able to be taught good morals. But with age, his true colors for success were illuminated.Cady and Okonkwo are comparable in that way. In Mean Girls, Mark Walters emphasizes Cady 's longing to fit in because when she goes to a public school for the first time, she feels like the odd ball out. Her feeling of being left out caused her to become selfish in order to fit in. By doing so, it resulted in Cady getting into an argument with her mom, who irritatedly questions, " 'Why are my good tribal vases under the sink? '" And Cady annoyingly replies, "I don 't know." (Mean Girls n.pg.). That indicates how Cady let her greed take over her moral compass just to fit in with the cool kids. Therefore Okonkwo and Cady are very identical in that way. Like Okonkwo 's greed to avoid becoming like his father, Cady 's greed to fit in with others caused her to show greed as well. Each of these characters, like many within today’s society, are raised learning good morals, but overtime are sidetracked by their internal…show more content…
Okonkwo, SOCO, and Cady all showed different types of greediness. In our society, it seems as though most greed originates from what others think or say about about us. At different times in our lives, greed can get so overwhelming that it can potentially impact the people around us in a harmful way. Therefore, greed is such a powerful thing. Some say it 's human nature and it controls our lives, while others use a period of their greediness to learn from it. Society needs to be more self aware of what they are doing. Greed is sneaky, it can appear out nowhere. We were all once innocent and unknowing. That 's why it is important to check ourselves before we wreck
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