Okonkwo’s fear gets him involved in many things in his life , like his relationships with his family ,and they also affect his actions in life. Okonkwo's fears affect this two things , because he ends up killing someone that he got really close to ,Ikemefuna , Okonkwo’s fear also affects his son, Nwoye, as an adult also he begins to lead him far away from him , at the end Okonkwo end up killing himself because , he began to lose his place as a man in his culture , that is now filled with the Church and Christian values. Usually, fear happens in life because something traumatic happened in our past and this is obviously Okonkwo’s problem. From what we read, we don’t know much about Okonkwo’s mother, but we do know most about his father. In their village, having no title (as a male) means that you aren’t worthy or powerful.
He’s not safe to be around “. (Burroughs 13)The fighting and absence reflected onto Augustan’s relationship with his older brother, John Elder. John was not only eight years his senior but also made it habit to torment the very young Augesten, who summed his thoughts on him by stating,” My hatred for him nearly caused my skin to steam, and I was constantly plotting revenge for one thing or another.”(Burroughs 24). The lack of emotional support lead Burroughs’s to find solace within his own self. Nevertheless, a juvenile Augesten yearned for a certain comfort he has been devoid of
When things became rough for Okonkwo he decided to give up on life, which is something his father may have done. Therefore ironically, Okonkwo turned out somewhat just like his poor, lazy father. On the other hand, Chinua Achebe also used plot twists to highlight important themes and parts of the novel such as when Okonkwo killed Ikemefuna, a 15 year-old boy who was sent from Mbaino, a neighboring village, to live with Okonkwo’s family. During the
Things Fall Apart In Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo, the main character, is a very strong man and very respected. He is also very strict and unpredictable. Okonkwo is banned from his clan because of an accident and is forced to flee to his mother clan. Okonkwo is the kind of man who does not wilt under pressure but this growing season in foreign lands will put him to the test. In Things Fall Apart, Achebe combines forceful diction with vivid imagery and incorporates descriptive syntax to define how moving to his mother clan was difficult for Okonkwo and his family.
Okonkwo plays a big role in the story because of how his character fits on Things Fall Apart. It is crazy how he treat people differently, he will beat up his wives and children yet he has a soft spot towards Ekwefi and Enzima. This makes me think that Okonkwo choose his moments to act manly or choose people to beat up, and he is always more aggressive to his family members than outside people. Okonkwo showed that he has no sympathy when he killed Ikemefuna, who helped Okonkwo a lot in his life, and yet he decided to kill him even though Ikemefuna was really close to him. Okonkwo does not care if you are part of his life or not, if you do not satisfy him he will do damage to you.
Experiences such as the loss of close relationships, the horrors of bloodshed and death and the changes in men for the worst can make any once normal man insane, just has it made Robert Ross insane. Throughout the novel we follow Robert Ross as he not only loses those he loves, but also with time, his own very mind. In the novel, The Wars, Robert Ross holds his relationship with his family dearly, but things quickly change for the worse as the war in the battlefront transitions into the war with himself. During the beginning of the novel Robert Ross lives a content and tolerable life with his beloved sister Rowena, his stern Mother Mrs. Ross, his lenient Father Mr. Ross and his brother. Roberts’s relationship with Rowena is one that he holds dearly.
Finally, it all stopped one night at the age of 16 when he kicked me out of the house for sticking up for my friend who he had threatened to hit. I was so happy to be out of that house but I was terrified at the same time. The one thing I think that bothered me the most was that while all of this was going on my mom just stood by and let it happen. .The causes of abuse are numerous and the effects are significantly higher in number. My stepfather blamed his rage on stress and my being defiant.
The characteristics made the conflict of the novel a lot more intense though out the novel. Charles Kingshaw was the main victim of the whole novel. In the novel, he mentioned that he lost his father when he was young. ‘My father ‘s dead’ He was angry, not hurt. (pg.18) His father who died in war was his hero to him and when Hooper asked him about his father, he felt like Hooper was insulting his father so he was unhappy about it.
His murder, in which Okonkwo takes a part, haunts Okonkwo throughout the book. From the very beginning, Ikemefuna is the ultimate victim; his fate is completely out of his control since he is taken away by his family so early in life for a crime which he had no part in, nor any knowledge of. In his new life, Ikemefuna is subject to the whims of his new father and the Umuofia elders, in whose hands his fate ultimately lies. Ikemefuna is a prime example of how Okonkwo’s fear of being like his father – feminine and cowardly – drives him to make a poor, regrettable decision. He joins in killing Ikemefuna because he is afraid of being weak, yet he is haunted by his decision and it also permanently emotionally distances him from Nwoye.