Okonkwo is the protagonist and tragic hero of this story. He was a man who let the fear of looking weak get the best of him and he ended up doing things he didn’t want to do. His deadbeat father was the blame of how he ended up being in life. His life went downhill really fast. He dealt with things back to back and he didn’t see things getting any better.
Pap is a free man who takes it for granted especially when he takes his anger on African Americans and his own son. He isn’t well educated but this quote by Huck is a hint towards Paps good side. “For what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards others”. Huck never had that great of an education so how is this coming from his mouth. His dad must’ve told him about these things, since Pap has made many mistakes in life he has a good side to himself.
Okonkwo is very much affected by all three of the factors listed above. One of the main factors is his past. Okonkwo 's motivation to be a better man than his dad is what truly shapes him to be who he really is. Okonkwo has a love for his village like the love they have for him. But out of fear that he would be like his father, he started becoming very irresponsible and did things without thinking.
In Afghanistan where fathers are the heads of the family, this lack of approval devastates Amir. In a patriarchal family, the father is the one who shows the son the ropes of the family business or is the one who supports and encourages the son, since the son would one day become the head of the family. Instead, Hassan, who Amir considers inferior because of Hassan’s Hazara status, receives most of the praise and affection from Baba. The praise and affection given to another who is not the acknowledged son of Baba is heartbreaking. On the other hand, Lourie, the poet of “Forgiving Our Fathers,” internally debates about forgiving his own father.
He was a respected warrior that fought hard for his clan, and he was a hard-working farmer that reaped yams because it “was a man’s crop,” (Achebe 31). He did not want to be treated like his father, who was ridiculed for not properly following the role of a male in Ibo culture. This led to Okonkwo not respecting his father, Unoka, at all, as “he had no patience with
With everything going on in David life he felt sorry the most with what was with his father and what he had to deal with when he was a young boy, Although there relationship isn 't so close Wes and his fathers was worst. "I suddenly felt sorry for my father- not as he stood before me at the moment, but as a boy"(David,115). Wes didn’t have a close relationship with his father and that lead to Wes not knowing how to get close to his son. If Wes didn’t know how a relationship was supposed to be with a father and a son how would he be able to provide that for his son. Wes does love and care for his son but they both don’t have a close connection with one another.
They coerced citizens to suppressed their voice and strive to live day to day, not looking toward the future. Chouchou Louis was a young man, similar to Acéphie, down on his luck and trying to survive to provide for his family. Chouchou, while being transported to town, was indirectly expressing his frustration with the government, through the poor road conditions; when a solider over heard his disapproval, he seized him and started to beat him (Farmer 16). Chouchou lived in constant fear from the government, it is evident that in order to stay clear from persecution, he had to alter his life and comply with unjust and inhumane laws. In the end, Chouchou was arrested while visiting his sister, taken to a checkpoint where he was tortured (Farmer 18).
If Ponyboy had to describe his older brother, “He looks older than twenty-tough, cool, and smart” (Hinton 6). Having a good image like the one Darry has on the gang can really affect them positively as they look up to someone to hopefully strive for. Darry knew that none of the boys had a father to look up to so instead of being another member of the Greasers, he took the biggest responsibility ever, which is to be the “man” of the the group. Darrel has every internal characteristic of being a good person but he also wants the gang to look their best to keep the reputation of a Greaser high. On the night of the rumble Darry was for sure trying to be an epitome for his gang and maybe even impress the Socs, “Darry had on a black T-shirt that showed every muscle on his chest even the flat hard muscles of his stomach” (Hinton 132).
(Acehebe, 1958) Though Okonkwo proves an ambitious hero, he is affected by his internal fear that has ruled his entire life. Infact, He deeply fears nothing but himself just because he don’t want to have the feminine and weak qualities like his father Onoka. He is compelled to kill of his step son (Ikemefuna), just
Okonkwo’s biggest fear was to become like his father but his own son was beginning to look like him for the simple fact that he was lazy, all of that bothered him so he would correct him by beating and nagging him. As he grew older and started becoming more masculine, his father was more happy for having him until he did a huge unexpected change. A group of christians came into the village and influenced some of the people to become christians and start believing in their god. “ I am one of them,” Nwoye turned into a christian because he felt a relief from the crime that his father had did but still felt like he couldn’t forgive him for the way that his religion was. “He is not my father,” Nwoye himself was a very sensitive boy and he felt some type of way when he found out that his father did not wish to speak about him.