There was coming and going between them, especially at festivals and also when an old man died, because an old man was very close to the ancestors. His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children. We have albinos among us. Is it right that you, Okonkwo, should bring to your mother a heavy face and refuse to be comforted?. Your duty is to comfort your wives and children and take them back to your fatherland after seven years.
No matter how much the child gives the motherlater in life, such is not worth her milk, given the child at infancy. But when a father beats his child, it seeks sympathy in its mother's hut. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart. I fear for you; I fear for the clan. Analysis: Obierika laments the arrival of the white man. He who brings kola brings life.
A man belongs to his fatherland when things are good and life is sweet. A man belongs to his fatherland when things are good and life is sweet. Is it right that you, Okonkwo, should bring your mother a heavy face and refuse to be comforted? Quote: Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly, unless it be the emotion of anger. The resolute administrator in him gave way to the student of primitive customs. Be careful or you may displease the dead. Do you know that men sometimes lose all their yams and even their children? Okoye, meanwhile, took the lump of chalk, drew some lines on the floor, and then painted his big toe.
It is advanced that proverbs play significantroles in clarifying, exemplifying, underscoring and influencing communication. The lizard that jumped from the high Iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did. Analysis: One of many insightful Ibo proverbs shows the intensity with which Okonkwo despises his father. Analysis: Okonkwo, like many modern day troglodytish men, mistakes bravado for bravery, machismo for manliness, and anger for leadership. Worst experience of my senior year by far. That had been his life-spring. Perhaps not a whole chapter but a reasonable paragraph, at any rate.
Your duty is to comfort your wives and children and take them back to your fatherland after seven years. Nwoye and Ikemefuna grow close, and Nwoye comes to see Ikemefuna as a brother. It was not the mad logic of the Trinity that captivated him. He told them that the true God lived on high and that all men when they died went before Him for judgment. Is it right that you, Okonkwo, should bring your mother a heavy face and refuse to be comforted? He is aware that society does not approve of this and when he pretends to prefer violent stories, ''his father was pleased, and no longer rebuked or beat him.
The son of Okonkwo, Nwoye is different in personality, tendencies, and personal beliefs from his father and from the village in many ways. He knew that Umuofia would not go to war. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart. Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart. Again, he experiences sadness and a deep loss of respect for the ways of the village. But when there is sorrow and bitterness he finds refuge in his motherland.
And immediately Okonkwo's eyes were opened and he saw the whole matter clearly. Perhaps he was not his son. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness. Quote: He was a man of action, a man of war…On great occasions such as the funeral of a village celebrity he drank his palm-wine from his first human head 10. At his age I was already fending for myself. He should have known that the kingdom of God did not depend on large crowds.
Narrow is the way and few the number. If ever a man deserved his success, that man was Okonkwo. If students, for example,develop novel means of cheating in the examinations, referentially, theauthorities also devise ipso facto, new strategies of apprehending or detectingthe cheats. Okonkwo pushes Nwoye away by not being patient and loving because Okonkwo believes that men should be fierce and tough. When Okonkwo returns without Ikemefuna, Nwoye realizes that his father and the other men have killed Ikemefuna. But if you allow sorrow to weigh you down and kill you, they will all die in exile.
It is the kind of action for which the goddess wipes out whole families. It is contended that meanings of Nigerian proverbs can be workedout within the semantic, referential, ideational, stimulus-response, realist andcontextual theories. But there was a young lad who had been captivated. His enemies said that his good fortune had gone to his head. Analysis: The District Commissioner shows his ignorance of the situation and his arrogant, racist attitude towards the indigenous tribes, mistakenly thinking he's bringing peace to the region.