Nwoye avoided to be alone with his father out of fear, while Okonkwo grieved over his deed. “Okonkwo did not answer. But he left hold of Nwoye, who walked away and never returned.” (Achebe, 152). Since the new religion came Nwoye was fascinated by what the missionaries believed in causing Nwoye to renounce his previous culture, and leave his family behind. The religion greatly angered Okonkwo because it made his oldest son to betray his beliefs and morals since birth.
The first reason that led to Okonkwo 's fate was that he struggled throughout his entire childhood. Unoka, who is Okonkwo’s father, was a failure. His wife and children did not have enough foods to eat and he owed almost every villager money (Achebe, 5). Life was hard for Okonkwo because Unoka was a lazy father who did not bother to think about his future. Okonkwo was not able to focus on other events because he was busy trying to feed and support his family.
If I had my way, I’d be the son of a man fortunate enough to grow old at home. But it's the man with the most dismal fate of all they say I was born from” Telemachus is quite conflicted because he doesn't know his father’s true identity. Furthermore, he considers himself unfortunate to be born into his family because his mother his a troubled widow and his father [according to everyone else] is dead. Basically, Telemachus believes he lives in a messy and troublesome family. This is an example of katabasis because Telemachus is skeptical and confused about his family, especially his father.
Since childhood, he was meant to humbly bow down to the white race so he describes himself as a “free man” and thus neglecting everyone around him including his family. Not only is he an abominable father, he abuses his wife, Pauline as well as his kids, particularly Pecola. In his discombobulated state of accumulated love, anger and desire, fueled by intoxication, he reaches his end point. We observe the effects of his personality disorder and lack of social
The narrator is asking to never be complete, content, or perfect, because through imperfection he will always be motivated and striving for something, thus he will always be evolving and changing; change being something he yearns for considering how much he hated and wanted escape from his stagnant life that he felt trapped in before his home exploded. Tyler being the one that freed him from his once "perfect", "complete" life. In this way the book compares God and man in a manner that is positive for man,
Okonkwo's temper always manages to shine through, Things Fall Apart depicts this perfectly by stating, “It is not only Ikemefuna who feels fear… every nerve in Okonkwo tells him this is wrong, but when the moment comes, he kills his adopted son.” The inability for Okonkwo to be weak makes him solely cruel and with a weak father like Unoka he felt forced to adapt opposite ideals. Chinua Achebe shows how Okonkwo had to make a life for himself as his father had not allowed for many opportunities for him to come in play. Later the author of the article, Psychology & Behavioral Health Vol.2 the author talks about the motivation that it takes to overcome and cope with the fears that prohibit him from growing and being he optimal version of himself. Fight or flight is described as a physiological
Being of a higher class, they were also expected to constantly act in a posh, educated manor and never be belittled by those of lower classes. These insurmountable expectations left much for men to reach for, as not all could live up to it. Instead, they were forced to overcompensate. Such is the life of Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: overcompensation. Throughout many aspects of his life it seemed that he felt like a failure, unsuited for his class, but nonetheless, he continued to strive towards the life he believed he should lead.
At the beginning of the book, Okonkwo is seen as very strong. Also, Okonkwo only shows the emotion anger because he thinks that is the only emotion that men should show and every other emotion is feminine according to his standards. Okonkwo becomes like this because of his father. His father was lazy and dies a dishonorable death and leaves nothing for his family. Okonkwo fears becoming like his father, an agbala.
But now his father was not showing sympathy by the way he reacted to the was his son walked into the room of his parents screaming at the top of his lungs. His father shouting at him to get him to notice his mistake then ripped the tape out of his head with anger, pulling 60 hairs out of his scalp. And after all of that, he decided to make the situation worse to start disciplining his son by hitting. This to me shows how none of the charters in the story show sympathy and are all selfish. If I was in the father 's son shows being screamed at and also being hurt I would feel desperate, hopeless, but jealous.