Nwoye Quotes From Things Fall Apart

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Nwoye was my favorite character in this book because he expressed his feelings even when he was told by his father not to. This character made his own decisions and I can respect that, which is why I chose him for this essay.When Christian missionaries brought a new religion to the Ibo culture Nwoye changed his opinion about his cultures beliefs and religion. The book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe is a fiction work that represents the Ibo culture. At the beginning of this book Nwoye was a very quiet and depressed teenager. He was beaten nearly every day by his father. “And so Nwoye was developing into a sad faced youth.” (p.14) This quote is very important because it shows how unhappy he was with his tribe, especially his father. Okonkwo…show more content…
If he could kill a boy that he treated like his son so easily he would not have a problem killing his actual son. “But the boy was afraid of him and slipped out of the hut as soon as he noticed him dozing.” (p.63) This quote is important because he realized that he does not like being around his father. He lost the little respect he had left for him after he killed Ikemefuna. Nwoye joined the missionaries because his father drove him away. He didn’t seem to belong in the Ibo culture. The missionaries accepted him and all the other outcasts. “ What moved Obierika to visit Okonkwo was the sudden appearance of the latter’s son, Nwoye, among the missionaries in Umuofia.” (p.143) Okonkwo most definitely did not accept Nwoye joining the missionaries. Okonkwo strangled his own son because he changed his beliefs. He could not be himself around his own family, he felt more comfortable around the missionaries; complete strangers. When Christian missionaries brought a new religion to the Ibo culture Nwoye changed his opinion about his cultures beliefs and religion.Nwoye was one of the best characters in this book because he had a conscious. He cared about what happened to people and he did not hurt a fly. He did not deserve being beaten and strangled by his father, no one does. Life in Nigeria seems very unfair and dangerous. It just shows you how strong the people that live there have to

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