Okonkwo had an unhealthy relationship with his father, which is very negative object in Igbo culture where the father-son bond is a key part of life. Okonkwo, yearning to do for his son what his father never did for him, makes Nwoye feel the pressure of a false identity being pushed upon him. Sensitive, compassionate, and an overall peaceful
Okonkwo is known throughout all nine villages for his self-wealth, strength but most of all his anger and temper. He is irrational and does not think logically, but thinks through his fists. He is incapable of showing remorse or emotion, and due to this lack of emotion, when someone starts to agitate him he immediately fights. Whether it be domestic violence towards his wife and children or picking fights with neighbors challenging him. Okonkwo’s family relationships make him a sympathetic character because he provides for his family which is what his father could not do and an unsympathetic character because of the constant domestic violence when something is not done to his expectations.
Neil loved acting and his dad did not approve and acted like his dreams were not important. In the end, Neil took his own life because he was so hurt and tired of the pressure he was under from his parents. Parent pressure can be so much stress on a child and it obviously affected Neil so much that he did what he did. “You know what my dad called me when I was growing up? Five ninety-eight.
Seen greatly when Uncle Juniors puts out a head on him, because of the stupid rumor that he likes getting a BJ. Tony knows that Junior is pissed at him and his methods of earning for the family, yet Tony does it any way. Which is why I found the hit on Tony’s life justifiable, since he didn’t put any value in their relationship so why did Junior need to keep him within the family. But what gets me is this selfless persona that Tony takes on during the second season. It see so undermining of his character as a sociopathic predator.
August Wilson describes the life of Troy as someone who feels he is being oppressed and how different the culture was when his was a child growing up compared to his children’s lives. Troy’s outlook on life is more narrow minded however, his family is more optimistic for a better future. Troy was raised by a very dominate male figure who was abusive. His father would be little him and made him like he would not be able to overcome racism. Troy despised his father who was mean and never showed him any love.
Nwoye makes an attempt to please his father by acting more masculine and it does please him but not enough to stop Okonkwo from beating him and mistreating him. Ikemefuna, a child gifted to Okonkwo by a neighboring village, is more of what Okonkwo wants in a son and he grows close to Nwoye. Ikemefuna constantly tries to help Nwoye be accepted by his father but to Okonkwo, the resemblance to Unoka is uncanny. Because Nwoye resembles laziness and cowardice behavior in front of Okonkwo, he remains the least favorite child. Even as Nwoye starts to act more masculine and win the approval of Okonkwo, Nwoye still has inner problems.
This displays the fear that the author had for his father. When reflecting over the poem, John J. Mckenna stated, “The author replaced the rather benign ‘kept’ with ‘beat’ thus making the situation more ominous, more negative” Roethke’s father worked manual labor and had a strong physique. This means that he might’ve been too rough with his son at times, but not intentionally to hurt him. That is one of the reasons Roethke feared his father slightly. Another change Roethke made to the poem was the gender of the child.
Typically, the father is the one who has to save the son. In this case, however, the son is the one who has to save the father, disappointing the son because the elder has more experience and should know better. Therefore, with that experience, the father should have avoided any problems that need a third party to interfere. The difference is, for The Kite Runner Baba’s disappointment towards who Amir has become and for “Forgiving Our Fathers,” Lourie’s father disappoints his son by setting a bad example. A similarity between Baba and Lourie’s father is making their sons feel disappointed in both the fathers and the sons.
The spoilt child dislikes living in such a poor place. Siddhartha’s love for his son had falsely motivated him to be patient with his rebellious son. Siddhartha’s son despises Siddhartha. Siddhartha and his son are distant, not only in location, but also on the way the view the world. Siddhartha wants his child to be like him, to learn from the glorious river.
They feel as if they have to be very careful of what they say because there might be a chance that he will hurt them. In conclusion Okonkwo overall is an unsympathetic person, However at time he could be sympathetic. He showed his sympathy by providing for his family and Ikemefuna. Okonkwo showed that he was unsympathetic by having no patience and beating his wives and