Essay on The Death Of The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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1. Even as a little boy he had resented his father 's failure and weakness, and even now he still remembered how he had suffered when a playmate had told him that his father was agbala. That was how Okonkwo first came to know that agbala was not only another name for a woman, it could also mean a man who had taken no title. And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion – to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness.

This is very important because this shows why Okonkwo was so mean because he doesn 't want to be like his father and that 's why he beats his wife and he 's strict with his children because he doesn 't want to be seen as a failure so his past has affected his future a lot because of his father he has become heartless and away he doesn 't believe that love should be shown his past has affected his future actions because he 's trying so hard not to be like his dad that it causes him to do bad things and treat people terribly.

2. Does the white man understand our custom about land?” “How can he when he does not even speak our tongue? But he says that our customs are bad; and our own brothers who have taken up his religion also say that our customs are bad. How do you think we can fight when our own brothers have turned against us? The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our…

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