The Idea Of Women In Umuofia's Things Fall Apart

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Although the idea of women have changed drastically throughout American society, there are other parts of the world where their expectations about women are different than our society. In our society women are encouraged to be our own leaders and do what we want, instead of being told what to do and not have a say in the matter. In the novel Things Fall Apart, women are expected to stay at home, educate the children, cook the meals for the men, and do the work of the house. Throughout the novel, there are several instances where women are characterized as the weaker sex, the role of playing a submissive wife over a man, and the men 's point of view of the women. This is a reason as to why the idea of women in Umuofia needs to change for the better. For women in this clan, Umuofia, there are situations and conflicts that characterize women as the weaker of the sexes. Because the tribe places such high standards on the men and other people in Umuofia, the women are placed with much lower standards on them. One example that demonstrates this is when Okonkwo shows a fourteen-year-old child, Ikemefuna, the basis of their beliefs and the foundations of what their culture is about. Okonkwo tells Ikemefuna about Okonkwo’s father and how his lack of physical confrontations had brought shame and weakness to him and his family.“...He had resented his father’s failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was
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