Things Fall Apart (Chapters 1-4)
Conflict among tradition and change
" Okonkwo would not have the start in life by which many teenagers usually experienced. He would not inherit a barn from his father. There was zero barn to inheritвЂќ (Achebe 16). Usually in Umuofia, when a person dies, his son inherits his assets. Okonkwo's daddy, Unoka, was scared by the sight of blood, in an immense amount of financial debt and would not support his family. Due to Okonkwo's dad having zero title, Okonkwo was playing nothing the moment his dad died. After the death of his dad, Okonkwo makes a decision he will certainly not fail just like his daddy and instead, could make a name for himself. Okonkwo constitutes a name for himself because they build his riches, having a barn filled with yams, being a qualified warrior, getting married to three females, and having eight kids. Because Okonkwo has outdone his daddy, and many of some other men in the village, his excessive sum of take great pride in sometimes annoys him of his feelings, and gives others a less than perfect picture of him.
Differing sights of masculinity
" His mother and sisters worked hard enough, nonetheless they grew crops, like coco-yams, beans, and cassava. Sweet potato, the california king of crops, was a male's cropвЂќ (Achebe 22). Okonkwo began helping his relatives at an early age. Although his mother and sisters worked hard by cropping, they could hardly grow yams because of the amount of work required. Seeing that he was young, Okonkwo understood that he previously to make up for the defects of his father, and thus felt this necessary to be the sole advocate of his family. In many cultures, the person of the house is definitely the supporter in the family and the enforcer of rules and expectations. I really believe that staying the man of the home gave Okonkwo a feeling of validation and improved his pride, which later led to his complete and total control his wives and kids.
" His first two spouses ran out in great alert pleading with him that it was the almost holy week. Yet Okonkwo was not the man to...