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  • Is Okonkwo Guilty

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    charges brought against Okonkwo were very surprised considering Okonkwo was a respected member of the ribe and you would not expect to to commit such heinous crimes as this. I feel that Okonkwo is guilty of all three charges; The murder of his foster son Ikemefuna, The abuse and attempted murder of Ekwefi, and the unprovoked attack of the court messenger. Okonkwo is guilty of murdering his foster son because the Oracle never said that he specifically had to kill Ikemefuna. Okonkwo took it upon himself

  • Is Okonkwo Sympathetic

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    There are many interactions that Okonkwo has with his family. Such as his first, second, and third wife, and all of his kids. Most of these interactions were negative interactions as it seems like his family is afraid of him but some were still positive. It may seem like Okonkwo hates his family but he doesn’t, he really loves his family. Okonkwo is a sympathetic character and there are a couple of characters that can prove this. One family member/character that Okonkwo interacts with is Nwoye. Nwoye

  • Okonkwo And Ikemefuna

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    Okonkwo lost himself after losing everything he had. He didn’t have a real enough sense of self to adapt to all the changes that hit him like a whirlwind. All Okonkwo ever wanted was to be better than his father. Not to prove to himself that he was better, but to prove it to the other villagers. As a way to achieve this, he hardened himself at young age and took lead role in his homelife. Okonkwo was never complacent until Ikemefuna came only. Okonkwo had plenty of children, but none of them to

  • Okonkwo Patriarchy

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    given up to Umuofia as a sacrifice for killing one of the women of Umuofia. Ikemefuna was given to Okonkwo without his agreement. However, he became close to Okonkwo and his family and soon even became a role model to Nwoye. Okonkwo began considering him his son and Ikemefuna “could hardly imagine that Okonkwo was not his real father” (7.59). Nwoye seems to be becoming more masculine and, “Okonkwo was inwardly pleased at his son's development and he knew it was due to Ikemefuna” (7.52). Yet the

  • Okonkwo And Fear

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    In the book Things Fall Apart. Chinua Achebe shows that through most of the part he shows that Okonkwo does not want to be anything like his father is . Okonkwo struggles with fear,showing weakness but that won’t stop him from being the brave person that he is . Okonkwo shows this through his actions and thoughts that everyone has a weakness to fear . Okonkwo , like any other person has a weakness. Okonkwo's life is ruled-over by "the fear of failure and of weakness". In the system where things or

  • Okonkwo And Exile

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    Throughout the novel, Achebe explains the main character Okonkwo, who is concerned about his reputation, & never wants to be described as a weak person in his village. In Igbo villages, if you commit a serious crime such as murder, you are forced to enter exile and in this case, Okonkwo enters exile for an accidental disobedience. In order to be placed into exile, Okonkwo must’ve performed an action that was seen wicked to the village. Okonkwo is known for being a great, strong, powerful wrestler;

  • Okonkwo And Obierika

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    louder than words and impulsive decisions, Okonkwo shows thankfulness because he has the desire to be wanted and the uncertainty to be receptive to new ideas. Thankful for caring, receptive to new ideas, and actions speak louder to Okonkwo and Obierika that demonstrate character's traits. Okonkwo was still in his captive state when his friend, Obierika, visited him. Obierika not only came to pay his visit, but also to come bring bad news that would affect Okonkwo forever. The white men came and started

  • Okonkwo Fixed Mindset

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    apparent in some situations. The main protagonist, Okonkwo, shows many times that he has a fixed mindset and is unwilling to adapt to the new ways showing themselves to the Ibo people. “Then they came to the tree from which Okonkwo’s body was dangling, and they stopped dead” (Achebe 127). By restricting himself from adapting, Okonkwo decides that taking his own life is his only opportunity to leave, no matter how shameful it is. Since Okonkwo has a fixed mindset, he is unable to change many of

  • Okonkwo Falling Apart

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    When I was informed that I should read four boring novels in one month, I joked around, “Yeah, I’m falling apart indeed.”    Okonkwo was a wealthy and respected warrior of the Umuofia clan, a lower Nigerian tribe that is a part of a consortium of nine connected villages. He is haunted by his cowardly father who died in shame and left many debts for him to cover. However, Okonkwo did not narrow down his path for the horrible things his father had done, but instead took a important position in the collective

  • How Is Okonkwo Unsympathetic

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    Is Okonkwo sympathetic or unsympathetic? Okonkwo has a history of being messed up but he could also be kind hearted, because he take care of the thing he likes. I say “The thing he likes” because he could be really harsh and irrational with the things he doesn't like. He has two characters that would have different opinions about Okonkwo because he treats them differently. Is he unsympathetic because he beats his 3rd wife for messing things up and doesn't respect women, and he treats a new member