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.
Okonkwo was one of the most famous and fearful member not only of his clan in Umuofia but other nine villages as well. He worked hard to become a renowned and prosperous member of his clan and to break away from the legacy of his father Okoye who was referred to as ‘agbala’, a man who has not won any title and was another word for woman. Okonkwo was not an evil man but his life was dominated by fear of weakness and failure which made him extremely violent and aggressive. He hated everything associated with his father- music, gentleness and laziness. But much to the anguish of Okonkwo, Nwoye embodied most of his grandfather’s traits and this enraged Okonkwo deeply.
At first, my father simply doubled over under the blows, but then he seemed to break in two like an old tree struck by lightning” (54). Not only was his father feeling pain, but it pained Elie that his father was letting it happen. Elie even felt anger towards his father for just simply taking the blows. But he knew that that was part of the pain in the camps, and there was not anything that could be done about it. Another incident was when Elie's father was laying down and didn't want to get up.
Obierika then said that Okonkwo shouldn’t have gone.What Okonkwo did is the type of deeds that the gods punish. It is against their traditions to kill a kinsmen. Okonkwo shows up for the negotiation of the bride price. Polite negotiation goes on for a while as the two family struggles to reach a decision between them. Chapter 9 begins with Ezinma dying.
Another factor that made Salva more brave was when he had to watch his uncle be killed. This was very hard for Salva especially after his friend Marial died. Marial was a young boy that Salva met in one of the groups he joined. Marial also had no idea where the rest of his family went and him and Salva bonded over that. After Marial was killed by a lion Salva was devastated because Marial was like the only family that Salva had.
The one pivotal moment where I think Mattie faced significant adversity is when her grandfather dies. She faced a lot of adversity when he died because she thought she could have prevented his death. “His hands were around Grandfather’s throat. Grandfather weakly hit back at the man, but it had no effect. The man
He did not want to bury his own nephew, he wanted to kill Antigone for burying Polyneices, and tried to kill his own brother because the kingdom had a curse on it. He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
He faced the wrath of his elders for being so curious and wanting to know everything. Many of the people in this community would have stopped doing what they were doing since the elders would have told them to stop, but Equality 7-2521 is not like the other men. As a consequence of Equality 7-2521 following his motivations with such fearsome will he left his community and ran away even though he knew he would most likely die.
Polyneices was known as a traitor to Thebes and that is why Creon made the law that Polyneices could not be buried. Even though Antigone was aware of this she was not ready to just leave her brother’s carcass unburied and completely open to animals like birds and dogs. The law was not thought through by creon at all, Creon’s son Haimon even tells his dad that him killing Antigone is guaranteed to bring upon more deaths. Creon started to believe that Haimon had turned over to a criminal, his fiance Antigone, but Haimon re assures Creon that he listens to his father and has the most respect for him. Even though Haimon tells this to Creon, Haimon still tells the King Creon that he is wrong and that the people are talking in town, Haimon says “But I, at any rate, can listen; and i have heard them muttering and whispering in the dark about this
Tim said “ I would kill and maybe die- because I was too embarrassed not to”. He was not proud of his decision even though he thought that he made the right one then, years later after the war he viewed himself as a coward because he went to war. Although it was that shame that brought him into the war and why he was a
“sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all of the lives I’m not living.” (pg. 113) Thomas is depressed. He lost his loved ones in a bombing, and he’s the only one that survived. It causes him a lot of pain and suffering. “It’s a rule that we never listen to sad music, we made that rule early on, songs are as sad as the listener, we hardly ever listen to music.”
They tried to say he committed suicide but they knew the real reason why he got killed. When the head of the house is gone who is gonna be there to support you? Problems like this stressed Malcolm and his family because there dad was there to provide even though he had life insurance the company didn 't have to pay which made his older brother wilfred started working. Money was tight in the family Malcolm 's mom got a job until they found out who she was and fired her. Malcolm mom hated hand out that 's why she didn 't want to go on welfare her pride wouldn 't let her.
Creon is Shocked with the deaths of his wife and son and says, “Oh no, another, a second loss to break of heart. What next, what fate still waits for me? I just held my son in my arms and now, look, a new corpse rising before my eyes- wretched, helpless mother-O my son.” (Sophocles 1420-25). Creon begins to see how his pride lead him to this and sees how it could affect even more and starts to wonder what else his actions will do to him. The decision to punish Antigone he sees was not worth the death of his family.
Elie and his father were separated from the rest of their family early on in the book. They would try to stick together and help each other as much as possible. Elie’s family was one of the big reasons why Elie strived for survival in the camps. Being separated from all of his family except for his father, his father was the main motive for Elie to survive. This is shown to us in the book when Elie’s father dies and it says, “Suddenly, the evidence overwhelmed me: there was no longer any reason to live, any reason to fight.” Elie’s hope quickly changed into depression.
This quote is Important because Tim O 'Brien is explaining how he felt like every eye in his town was on him.Felt embarrassed because he didn 't wanted to go to war.He could hear people screaming at him,Traitor ! he couldn 't endure the mockery or the disgrace or the patriotic ridicule .And right then he Submitted.He would go to war,he would killed,and maybe died because he was embarrassed not to. He didn´t wanted to runaway and look like he wasn´t brave man.He was just