Out of Okonkwo’s 7 children his oldest Nwoye gave him the most grief. He believed his son Nwoye possessed his father Unoka’s qualities and found him weak and lazy. Nwoye grows trying to please his father Okonkwo by scorning all feminine things like his mother’s stories w...
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... Apart Chinua Achebe the author shows us that the women are also subjected to violence from their husbands when they feel she has earned it. Also, the women are seen as property of the men and not as individual women. Women in this culture are essentially bought with yams and palm wine and are then their ownership is passed to their new husband. When the missionaries came to Umuofia I think it gave the women who were brave enough to go against their husbands the chance to seek freedom from their bondage. These women were capable of joining the Christian faith and along with that acquire an education and no longer have to disgard their children when they bare twins. These changes offer a new more independent life possibility for the women and Umuofia and I think that is one of the only positives the Christian missionaries brought to the village of Umuofia and Mbanta.
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