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...ships can be seen similar to the properties of a small hand saw blade. A sawblade is a brittle disc that can be broken easily with just your fingers, but when it is utilized properly those fragile blades can cut through steel. However once broken repairing a saw blade becomes near impossible and can never be returned to its full potential. It is this problem that plagues both Okonkwo and Baba. They do not give enough care to the relationships that they have and end up causing damage that cannot be reversed. Their decisions not only affect them, but their children as well. It was this inability to comprehend the feelings of their children that sabotaged any chance of having a successful father son relationship. If you have no respect for someone and will not listen to what they have to say, how could you possibly expect for them to have respect for you and do the same.
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