Within the novel “Things Fall Apart,” the author, Chinua Achebe, explained how a warrior named Okonkwo was a victim of himself. Okonkwo was a victim of tragic events that surrounded his life. These events eventually lead him to his fate. Okonkwo had a father who was weak, and he was a failure in the eyes of the men of the village, Umuofia. Okonkwo’s worst fear was to be the kind of man his father was, so he tried his best not to let his fear become a reality.
He kept looking for his family and believed he could find them. When Uncle died, Salva was still determined to reach the refugee camp, and when he did he was still determined to find his family. Without Uncle, the group’s attitude changed, and they grumbled about him being too young and small, and nobody shared food with him, so he had to beg for scraps, which were given grudgingly. Under all of his sadness, Salva felt stronger and kept going. Third, in America, he was determined to help the people of South Sudan - “Salva worked for hours and days, which grew into weeks and months”, (pg 108).
However, his use of tough love and lack of approval towards his children creates conflict in the play, which suggests the importance of a father’s emotional role in a family. The role as a breadwinner: In Troy’s mind, he has done everything right as a father because he has provided his family with basic needs for survival: a place to live, food on the table, and clothes on their backs. His strong work ethic has made him the man he is today; but he often burns all his fuel at work and, at the expense of his family, copes with his pain by drinking. Sense of pride: As the breadwinner, Troy takes great pride in his earnings. When his oldest son, Lyons, comes around asking for ten dollars, Troy replies by saying,“ ‘I 'm just supposed to haul people 's rubbish and give my money to you cause you too lazy to work?’ ” (1, 19).
He would save the twins, the old, the mistaken, and the people who could feel more than the community has in its barriers. Jonas was never the type to give up, lets hope he doesn't give up on his community. When The Giver told Jonas about the release, he felt obligated to keep up
Okonkwo wanted his tribe to fight back the missionaries in order to protect their Igbo culture but his persistence only led to his downfall. This can be seen when Okonkwo makes a rash decision to kill a messenger thinking Umuofia would fight back but ended up not fighting, “The white man whose power you know too well has ordered this meeting to stop.” In a flash, Okonkwo drew his machete. The messenger crouched to avoid the blow. It was useless. Okonkwo’s machete descended twice and the man’s head lay beside his uniformed body.
Duddy was always being looked down on for these things, which may have made him work harder and want to do better. Duddy was the favorite waiter in the dining room as he could wait on more tables than all the other boys in the same amount of time. The boys did not like this, they claimed Duddy would do anything for a dollar but Duddy was just trying to get money so he could get land and please his grandfather. His grandfather claimed that “‘a man without land is nothing’”(Richler, 49). By his grandfather saying this, it greatly shaped the way Duddy looked at life, he worked hard for everything but also tried to find loopholes, so he could achieve it easier.
But much to the anguish of Okonkwo, Nwoye embodied most of his grandfather’s traits and this enraged Okonkwo deeply. Okonkwo dreads that Nwoye will blot the acclaim and honour he has worked so hard to achieve. Nwoye’s “incipient laziness” was causing Okonkwo great deal of distress and he sought to correct him by “constant nagging and beating” and as a result Nwoye was “turning into a sad-faced youth” (Pg. 13). Nwoye is aware that he should adopt the more masculine traits of his tribesmen, as desired by his father but he still prefers his mother’s company.
He knew that without determination and future-mindedness, nothing would be achievable. Additionally, Brother exemplifies exceptional determination as he states,” I should have already admitted defeat, but my pride wouldn’t let me down” (Hurst). Although he could ultimately give up and call it a day, Brother knows that quitting would only let him and Doodle down, but he knew that if he didn’t meet expectations he would lose the pride that he could have potentially gain if helps Doodle become capable at meeting the healthy standards that were expected by his brother. Brother showed the reader that he took pride in everything that he did with and without his brother. Finally, Brother pushes Doodle to his full potential.
Emotional Needs - David feels very angered when he sees Jethro because he thinks of Jethro’s dad as a traitor because of Bill. David feels as if he has to let Jethro know what he thinks about Bill and his dad. Motivation - David is motivated to think of Jethro’s dad as a traitor and harass Jethro by Bill joining the Confederacy. The characters’ qualities affect the story and plot by creating tension and showing how the Civil War affected people with different ideologies. Question of the Week Jethro is a young, white, farmers son.
He runs faster than he ever has before to prove his health. He mostly pushes through to get his father to do the same. The bond between Elie and his father remains stronger than ever through their time in camp. Elie’s love for his father could be considered the reason for his survival, but also his weak point at times. His devotion led him to giving up his food rations and giving