Things Fall Apart: Unoka


He is Okonkwo's father.

"Unoka was like that in his last days. His love of talk had grown with age and sickness. It tried Okonkwo's patience beyond words"(Achebe 25)

"Unoka was never happy when it came to wars. He was in fact a coward and could not bear the sight of blood. And so he changed the subject and talked about music, and his face beamed. He could hear in his mind's ear the blood-stirring and intricate rhythms of the ekwe and the udu and the ogene, and he could hear his own flute weaving in and out of them, decorating them with a colorful and plaintive tune."

"I owe each person on that wall cowries, I owe that man a thousand cowries"(Achebe 7)

Unoka did not care ...

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his father with strength. "It was slow and painful. But he threw himself into it like one possessed. And indeed he was possessed by the fear of his father's contemptible life and shameful death."(Achebe 18). Okonkwo uses his failure of a dad as a motivator to drive his success his ambition, as a child, Okonkwo witnessed his father's work ethic and the results it produced, as a byproduct of Okwonkwo avoiding his late father's tendencies, he has grown into a very mature and successful ...

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