What is the role of nwoye in things fall apart?
Lesson Summary Nwoye is an important character in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. The son of Okonkwo, Nwoye is different in personality, tendencies, and personal beliefs from his father and from the village in many ways. These differences lead him to convert to Christianity and leave his village.
Who is nwoye what are his characteristics?
More than any other character, Nwoye encapsulates an innocent child who is very sensitive to his surroundings and is baffled by the seemingly arbitrary cruelties being committed around him. His dominant characteristic is his incredible ability to feel and sympathize, even more so than some of the female characters.
Why does Okonkwo hate nwoye?
Okonkwo is frustrated by Nwoye because he reminds him so much of his own father, Unoka. Okonkwo is disappointed that Nwoye resembles Unoka in that he’s sensitive and often lazy. Okonkwo views these as signs of femininity which he believes is one of the most disgraceful traits an Ibo man can display.
Why did nwoye become interested in Christianity?
Nwoye converts to Christianity largely to reject the excessive standard of masculinity his father wants him up to uphold. Nwoye is not at all like his father, and Okonkwo constantly punishes him for being different. Stifled by his father’s expectations, Nwoye runs away and joins the European church.
What attracts nwoye to Christianity?
Why is Nwoye attracted to the missionaries? Nwoye likes the poetry of the new religion and it reminds him of his mothers stories. He switched to Christianity to get away from his father (rebellion). Uchendu agreed to give the missionaries are section of the Evil Forest.
What happens to nwoye?
Much later in Mbanta, Nwoye is hypnotized by the sound and story of the missionaries’ song. He is compelled to convert to Christianity against the expressed wishes of his father. After his conversion, Nwoye prepares to go to missionary school in Umuru.
Why did nwoye leave his family?
When he starts to beat Nwoye with a heavy stick, his uncle Uchendu demands that Okonkwo leave his son alone. Nwoye leaves the hut and never returns. Okonkwo fears that, after his death, his younger sons will abandon the family ancestors because they have become attracted to the new religion.
Why is ikemefuna killed?
Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna because he doesn’t want to appear weak in front of his fellow clansmen. Ogbuefi Ezeudu, a village elder, informs Okonkwo that the Oracle has decreed that Ikemefuna must be killed but that Okonkwo should not be the one to kill him, since Ikemefuna regards Okonkwo as a father.
Does Okonkwo kill nwoye?
But Okonkwo fails to overcome his flaw and, in killing the boy who has become his son, damages his relationship with Nwoye permanently. Moreover, he seriously injures Nwoye’s respect for, and adherence to, Igbo cultural tradition.
Why is obiageli crying?
Obiageli, Nwoye’s sister, is crying because she broke her water pot.
What does Okonkwo do to his second wife?
When his second wife, Ekwefi, admits to taking the leaves, Okonkwo beats her severely to release his pent-up anger.