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The story Marriage is a Private Affair and the poem This Be the Verse made me analyze that parents decisions arent always the best ones I think when a parent decision do not agree with the lives of their children it can cause conflict between them I felt the story by Chinua Achebe and the poem by Philip Lankin gave me a great appreciation on the impact parents have on their children lives We all have experienced our parent decision that we did not agree with These two literatures have given me the opportunity to realize parents are not always right This story Marriage is a Private Affair is dealing with a fathers decision That his son did not agree with In Okeke letter to his son Nnaemeka he told him I found a girl who will suit you admirable 239 I found it displeasing that his father showed no concern that he did not love Ugoye Nnaemkiah had already found a girl he loved and was going to marry When he told his father I felt he did not express his wants and feeling strongly towards his father After that day Okeke didnt have anything else to do with his son I can imagine how Nnaemkiah felt He must have been hurt and tormented from his father cutting him out of his life I believe that parent decisions for their children are not always best for them Parents do make mistakes The father did realized years later when Nena his daughter-in-law wrote to him concerning his two grandsons that he made a mistake However he tried to fight the admittance of his mistake Love and concern for his grandchildren won This story says a lot about parent decisions can sometimes be mistakes It is never too late to admit your mistakes The poem This
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