“But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness”. Due to his father’s lack of work he pushed himself farther and is now pushing his own son nwoye. “Okonkwo’s first son, nwoye, was then twelve years old but was already causing his father anxiety for his incipient laziness”. In result of nwoye being lazy okonkwo threatens him to work, not only does he apply it to his first son but the rest of his family to the point where they are scared of his temper. Okonkwo wants his son to be successful and has hopes for him.
Although Okwonkwo loves Unoka and Ojiugo, he has little patience with them. “He had no patience with unsuccessful men.”(3/3). Since his father was unsuccessful, he didn’t really like him. Okwonkwo was upset with Ojiugo because she wasn’t home. That’s not really a good reason to be upset, and brutally hurt someone.
A character in the story that he can not stand is his father Unoka.” He had no patience with unsuccessful men, he had no patience with his father.” HIs father was not a good person to look up to , and he grew up hating his father. “He learned to hate everything his father loved.” He proba He couldn’t stand the fact that his father was lazy and he always asked for money so he build up debts. Okonkwo probably has anger problems because of this father because he kind of needed a role model and his father bly thought hating everything his father loved will make him not be like his father and since he was afraid of growing up to be like his father , then that is why he hated everything his father loved. Okonkwo’s wives also make him lose his temper because they sometimes provoke him to be angry all the time. “ Okonkwo’s second wife had merely cut a few leaves off it to wrap some food and she said so.” Okonkwo got angry because they killed his banana
He tried so hard to be the opposite of his father. A weak, lazy, and unsuccessful man. So he started to hate everything his father loved. “Okonkwo was ruled by one passion - to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness(10).” As you can see, Okonkwo really never showed his kids and his children any kindness or gentleness.
Okonkwo constantly struggled to create the same masculine character in Nwoye that he made for himself and constantly found a reflection of his effeminate father, Unoka, in Nwoye. Chapter two describes the relationship between Okonkwo and Nwoye in Nwoye’s youth. “Okonkwo’s first son, Nwoye, was then twelve years old but was already causing his father great anxiety for his incipient laziness... He sought to correct him by constant nagging and beating” (13-14). Okonkwo’s efforts to change Nwoye’s resemblance of Unoka were causing their relationship to be pushed apart because of Okonkwo’s violence and Nwoye’s resistance.
Strict parents tend to make their children become sneaky. When you want to do something and you know that you shouldn’t, it makes you want to do it even more. In the short story “Teenage Wasteland” by Anne Tyler, the parents, Matt and Daisy were very demanding when it came to their son Donny. Donny’s parents were trying to help him but they came about it the wrong way. The stricter they got they got with him the more they pushed him away.
On the other hand, Huck’s father is actually a very abusive and taunting father whom Huck loathes. This is an explanation for Huck’s actions and points of views of society. He isn’t raised up civilized, nor was he taught to follow the social norms of society. This resulted in a rebellious teen boy who ignored the norms of society and acted in this favor. It is extremely significant for parents to understand the amount of love they need to give their child.
Okonkwo is very impulsive. In the book, the author describers Okonkwo as a violent, masculine man who will confront anything that stands in its way. Okonkwo is a very helpful and friendly man. He always works on his yam farm to help and support his family. But his friendly personalities doesn 't translate to his thought process.
I always thought my dad was just being mean when I couldn’t go outside with my friends or go where I wanted unless my work was done. It just didn’t seem fair to me that I was having to miss out to do school work. But my dad being strict about school work instilled the value of education in me. As I continued to grow, I would listen to my friends talk about how little work they needed to do in order to just barely pass. And these were the same friends who were later asked about the material but had no clue what they had been taught.
Yes, just as that man has got that son raised at last, and ready to go to work and begin to do suthin’ for HIM and give him a rest, the law up and goes for him. And they call THAT govment! That ain’t all, nuther.” This is ironic because it is evident that Pap did not raise Huck and he would also be a horrible role model for him if he did so. Because Pap did not benefit Huck’s upbringing in anyway, it is obvious that Twain portrays Pap as a narrow-minded character that should not be trusted. Twain clearly demonstrates bigotry though Pap’s close mindedness that is evident throughout his speech about the government.
However, never did Okonkwo imagine that his downfall would be because of his own tragic flaw. Okonkwo 's violent and rash nature made him difficult to work with and gave people the wrong image of who he was. He was so distracted by trying to be anyone other than his father that he lost himself along the way. Over the course of the novel, it is apparent that Okonkwo is changing internally and he just isn 't letting anyone see that. For example, when Ikemefuna comes to live in Umuofia and is given to Okonkwo
He even said that he begs God to forgive him. That shows how much of a man he really is. Others wouldn’t be as respectful as he is. Especially because he is tired of all the things that were going on in his time. His children were even getting mistreated.
By giving way to his own desires, becoming a continuation of his father and failing those he loves Troy Maxson proves to be a man flawed at his core. Troy’s Father’s importance and impact on him become evident as soon as Troy’s childhood is known. Despite the hate Troy felt towards his father he ended up very similar to him. Troy’s father didn’t love or even care about his children, but
Huck Finn Comparison The person I am going to compare from Huck Finn is my dad and Huck’s dad. First off Huck’s dad doesn’t want Huck to be well educated because he himself is not educated. Also Huck’s dad does not want him to become civilized or sophisticated. Because he does not want him to be any better than he is. Also he beats him left and right.
Her father had dictated her childhood; a man who forbids women to do anything but then would become angry when the women in his life did not want to follow or obey him. His presence in her life, although it was not compassionate and loving, still impacted Leah’s life