18). The shame of a father like Unoka drove Okonkwo into the passion of being nothing but successful in his life. Everything about Okonkwo had to be acknowledged and respected whether be his family or the people in the village. The true hatred of his father derived his power when the author stated, “Okonkwo was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness” (pg.13).
His father didn't want him to actually love, because he never loved himself. Albert married a woman his father approved of, and he treated her how his father taught him to. Margret cooked, cleaned and tended to the children. After his father took shug away from him, he hated his father, but was so controlled by him that he could never stand up to his father. She later died and left behind a house to be cleaned, cooking to be done and children who needed to be tended to.
He attributed much of his own personal struggle to the horrible relationship that he and his father had developed. He used the strain placed on the relationship as an excuse for why he never had blossoming romances with females and great friendships with those he would meet. In the end, Kafka derived his morals and family values particularly from his overbearing father. In his writings, various amounts of Kafka's characters were often in conflict with a controlling, dominant power. It was always a power that s... ... middle of paper ... ...g to reach out, no matter how bad the circumstance may be, he or she will eventually die.
This leads Creon to get enraged at his son and his mind is still set on executing Antigone. Haimon responds by saying “Not here, no: She will not die here, King... ... middle of paper ... ...herself from suffering. However, this wasn’t the case with Creon because his entire family perished right before his eyes and he has no way to relief his pain. Thus, Creon is the tragic character of the play due to his everlasting grief caused by his flawed personality. In conclusion, Creon is the tragic character of Antigone because of his pride which caused him never ending agony by the end of this tragedy.
There is a quote in which it describes his Okonkwo actions towards his family, “Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and weakness” (Achebe, 10). This quote resembles Okonkwo’s true self. In reality his whole life was dominated of fear of being womanly. In his opinion he believes that being manly was the only option.
Despite the fact that he did eventually escape his father?s wrath, the struggle with his father?s aggressive behavior and lack of love resulted in a coldness that resided in Troy?s heart toward life and love. His father did not care about his children; children were there to work for the food that he ate first. Troy describes his feelings toward his father by saying, ?Sometimes I wish I hadn?t known my daddy. He ain?t cared nothing about no kids. A kid to him wasn?t nothing.
The memory of his father being vaporized also serves as a catalyst for his hatred of Big Brother and leads him... ... middle of paper ... ...y 190). But Lenina doesn’t see. She is too set in her ways and John is too set in his ways. The pressure to fit in society is eventually too much for John; he cannot survive without living the way he is used to. All three novels portray an overbearing government that gives very little freedoms to the individual.
As Okonkwo refused to become his father and Nwoye didn’t believe in his father’s belief. In “Things Fall Apart” the opening chapter shows Okonkwo and his father, Unoka, relation. Unoka was a gentle, weak man, that could not stand the sight of blood making him a failure in the tribe as a man.“Unoka, the grown-up, was a failure.”(Achebe ,6).As he was thift man who always landed himself in debt. Okonkwo
Fearful Flaw Okonkwo is the protagonist of Chinua Achebe’s story, Things Fall Apart. He has a calamitous flaw that dominates his life. His fear of failure and of weakness causes him to take unnecessary and destructive actions. His fear of weakness leads him to be emotionally distant from his children, beat his wives, kill Ikemefuna whom he loved, and the Commissioners messenger. His fear of failure causes him to disown his oldest son who did not meet his expectations, become well than his idle father, makes a comeback after exile, and keeps his property in check.
Okonkwo is the protagonist in the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart is about Okonkwo rule by success and fuel by the absolute resentment of becoming like his father, Unoka. Okonkwo chooses to live life by creating fear and anger to his tribe and his family. Okonkwo is ruled by fear and anger, which takes part in his ultimate downfall. Okonkwo is not so much a martyr but a tragic hero because he is a man of importance brought down by an insurmountable amount of conflict within himself due to his tragic flaws and the dominating cultural influence that threatens change in a traditional society.