Professor Chapters 5-8

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Professor Chapters 5-8 Father-son relationships: “Okonkwo was inwardly pleased at his son’s development, and he knew it was due to Ikemefuna. HE wanted Nwoye to grow into a tough young man capable of ruling his father’s household when he was dead and gone to join the ancestors. He wanted him to be a prosperous man, having enough in his barn to feed the ancestors with regular sacrifices. And so he was always happy when he heard him grumbling about women. That showed that in time he would be able to control his women folk. No matter how prosperous a man was, if he was unable to rule his women and children he was not really a man.” (page 46). This develops the whole concept of a father wanting his son to be successful and to be like him (if not better than him). Since Okonkwo’s relationship with his father is far from perfect, he has a deeply embedded fear of failure. His relationship with his son is inspired by his father’s relationship with him. Although Nwoye isn’t aware of it, his father’s perception towards him is greatly impacted by his
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course BIOL CHEM 1000 taught by Professor Williampietro during the Spring '10 term at York University.

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