Okonkwo’s fear Things Fall Apart, written by Chinua Achebe, is a story of a man whose life is dominated by his fears. There are many subtle themes throughout this book. One theme that cries out over the rest is Okonkwo’s, the main character, fear of weakness as seen through his childhood, his oldest son, and eventually his death. Since his childhood, Okonkwo was ashamed of his father, “In his day he (Unoka) was lazy and improvident and was quite incapable of thinking about tomorrow”(p.4). By the standard of his clan, Unoka was a coward and squanderer.
He seeks answers for unjust actions that occur in the culture. The main internal struggle between the two is that “Nwoye seeks for his father’s love and understanding, but Okonkwo is incapable of responding because he considers those emotions manly and effeminate” (Iyasere). This creates a problem due to his father putting achievement and success above everything else, including his own son. Okonkwo’s internal battles such as “his inability and refusal to balance his masculine and feminine virtues contribute to the destroyal of his relationship with Nwoye” (McLeish). Okonkwo’s incompetence to fulfill the emotional needs of Nwoye creates the pathway for the downward spiral of their relationship.
Baba is the important character that controls everyone, such as how they live their lives and puts the negatives with the positives. This connection shows Amir’s feeling about Baba and about himself. All Amirs’ feelings cause much to go on, but all this just makes him realize how he was his father’s son. The father son relationship starts off very bad. Since the day Amir is born, he feels that his father dislikes him.
The strained father son relationship that Baba and Amir have is the catalyst for Amir’s crime against his half-brother Hassan. Amir’s strained relationship with Baba and his need for Baba’s acceptance has blinded Amir so that he is unable to see that his actions towards Hassan in the alley were unacceptable. The responder is given as insight into Amir’s thoughts through the use of first person narration, before, during and after the rape. This allows the reader to observe how the strained relationship between Baba and Amir has affected the motivation of Amir to commit his sin. Throughout the early chapter of the book we learn that Amir has “always felt that Baba hatted [him] a little.” He has always longed for his father’s approval, acceptance and admiration, as he feels responsible for the death of his mother.
They never really got along, however he continues in the text saying that after his father’s death he began to contemplate and wonder why this was. He came to the retaliation that his father was very paranoid even with his own family. Before his death, he stopped eating food from his family because he believed they were trying to poison him. The rest of his essay speaks of the harsh society during the era of the civil rights movement. His father despised white people and barely ever trusted any of them, which was the stem of his paranoia.
One of his many moral struggles, and the whole reason everyone else has moral conflict, is his decision to not properly bury Polyneices. His decision to not bury Polyneices was made because Polyneices was fighting against his brother, Eteocles, for their father’s, Oedipus, crown. Eteocles was on Creon’s side and thought that Creon should get the crown, while Polyneices thought that Creon should not get Oedipus’ crown. Creon made the decision to leave Polyneices’ body to rot. He swore that he’d punish anyone who tried to bury Polyneices would die.
as he ran towards him. Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his matchet and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak. What drives Okonkwo to participate in the killing of Ikemefuna therefore is his fear of being perceived as "weak" if he hung back and did not participate. Even though others have counselled him not to be involved in this killing, Okonkwo's fear of what others might think of him and what they might say drives him to kill Ikemefuna, which is an action that will haunt him for some time afterwards.
He has a best friend name Hassan. Amir is the owner in other Hassan is his servant. They are friend when they are the kid but when Hassan in the dangerous situation, Amir did not help him out instead of help Hassan, he decides to run away to protect himself. Although Amir is victimized by both internal and external forces, it is mainly his own cowardice, jealousy, and shame which cause his relationship with Hassan to deteriorate and lead to their tragedy. At first, he is jealous with Hassan because he thinks baba love Hassan more than him.
Heathcliff’s presented childhood is shown to be a bitter experience to an extent because of many reasons. It can be argued that it is his childhood which makes him want revenge so badly. Heathcliff was brought into the family by Mr Earnshaw when he was a child. The reason that Bronte gives us for this is very unclear, even though Mr Earnshaw says that he brings him because Heathcliff seemed hopeless. Mr Earnshaw had a great love for Heathcliff and, after a little while, so did Catherine.
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