Things Fall Apart

Describe Unoka. How does Okonkwo feel about his father?

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Unoka was Okonkwo's father. He died when Okonkwo was very young, and he was a failure. Shame for Unoka drives Okonkwo to work tirelessly. Unoka died in debt and humiliation; the memory of him gives Okonkwo a terrible fear of failure.


ways in which okonkwo is not like his father?



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