Things Fall Apart

okwonko has become what he is because of his community, if yes,how? and if no how?

Asked by
Last updated by Aslan
Answers 1
Add Yours

I think his community is certainly part of it. Gender roles and cultural norms serve as the backdrop for Okonkwo. His own particular life plays a role as well. Much of a man's identity is placed on his father's reputation. Okonkwo's father was considered a weak and shameful man. Okonkwo overcompensated for his father's shortcomings by becoming a very successful hyper-masculine figure in the village.