Okonkwo Creative Narrative Story (IMPORTANT (Must be written in 1st person…
Okonkwo Creative Narrative Story
Often lacks empathy, and when he begins feeling it, an obstacle of his pride destroys all hints of it.
Subconscious / Past Motives / Personality
Tries to prove himself as a strong, wealthy ,and prosperous man all of the time to everyone, sometimes no matter the cost, even when it cost him one of his favorite sons.
Sometimes feels empathy and feelings of attachment, but because of his pride often drops off such feelings.
Possibly traumatized by how his father was, and was treated because of his failure to pay back his debts, and support his little family.
Strong, and famous
Has a good amount of wealth that can be seen in the amount of yams, wives, and size of land that he owns
Powerful and brutal warrior
Proverbs to utilize
Use proverb list created on classroom
Sometime after Ikemefuna's (who was essentially the boy of peace between the 2 warring tribes of Umuofia, and Mbaino) death Okonkwo finds a warmongering Mbaino tribesman within the Umuofia tribe lands at night, taking his yams.
Okonkwo proceeds to murder him brutally, believing this is but another way to show his strength, fame, and manliness to all those that are weak.
The next morning elders and men of the tribe are told to keep all their women and children at home, and gather at the meeting place. The men discuss how this could have happened, and Okonkwo proudly sees what he has done, hoping to once again make to bring up his reputation among the men as the strongest warrior.
Must be written in 1st person
Must be stylistically similar to China Achebe's writing with Things Fall Apart
Be attentive to details within the book
Display important characteristics
Is a hard worker and if danger arises tries to immediately solve problem (unless it impairs his pride and ego.)
Famous, and respected among the people of his tribe
Has moments where he begins to feel some sort of empathy.
Selfish, and may choose to do or not to do something based on what he thinks people will view him and his reputation as .
Unfortunately, he seems to have less and less luck and fortune, during the time of his life that book occurs. Moments when he tries to bring glory to his tribe or name seem to instead damage his tribe, family, or his own sanity.