LIT203 Reflection 8 - Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher...

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Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher Professor Evarkiou Literature 203 June 25, 2013 Acting in an Appropriate Man-ner When analyzing Okonkwo’s character from the book Things Fall Apart, it differentiates quite noticeably from the male characters in the works which have been covered previously in Literature 203. Okonkwo has a very contrary opinion regarding his view of masculinity and how he expresses it. He perceives masculinity as being aggressive and violent, and he looks down upon any males whose actions and verbal communication are gentle or affectionate. He often be- haves aggressively by beating his wives and acting based upon his emotions. He does not highly regard his deceased father Unoka, whom he believed was lazy, squandering, and effeminate. Al- though his father has passed away, Okonkwo subconsciously is always aware of his father’s reputation, which heavily influences how Okonkwo treats his own son Nwoye. Likewise, he
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