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The protagonist of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo could be considered a tragic hero. A tragic hero holds a position of power and prestige, chooses his course of action, possesses a tragic flaw, and gains awareness of circumstances that lead to his fall. Okonkwo's tragic flaw is his fear of weakness and failure.
Essay Tip: Look for quotes and descriptions in the book that describe Okonkwo's strengths and weaknesses, Throughout his life, he wages a never ending battle for status; his life is dominated by the fear of weakness and failure, find examples of this to prove the thesis statement.