Things Fall Apart

why didnt okonkwo showed his real feelings?

was it because of his culture?

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Yes, the Ibo culture prizes stoic strength, so it's partly because of culture. But it's also because Okonkwo's father was considered "weak." He was unsuccessful and was characterized by being too soft and emotional. What the Ibo prize about all is physical sign of success and so Okonkwo thinks of emotion as leading to no success, because of his father.