For a long time, some people have thought they are better than another person because of the color of their skin, their religion, or anything that makes them different from themselves. Lack of respect for others has caused many wars and problems in the world. "Things Fall Apart" is a book about the tribe of Igbo based in the 1890's. Okonkwo is a respected leader but lives in fear of becoming his father who is lazy and cowardly. After Okonkwo accidentally murders a man, he is banished from the tribe for three years. He returns after three years to find that European white men have changed his tribe. In the novel "Things Fall Apart" the theme is mutual respect.
Mutual respect is shown not only in the book "Things Fall Apart," but also in American Slavery.