scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 357
Okeke in Chinua Achebes Marriage is a Private Affair is an example of a man who changes from his traditional ways Okekes change shows characteristics of being a stubborn and resentful person until he comes to the realization that family is more important Okeke is perceived as a traditional man whit ancestral upbringing Thus Okeke is conflicted on the subject of his son Naemeka marrying a woman outside of his tribe Okekes idea of marriage is that no matter what a man should only marry a girl from their tribe At first the news of Naemekas marriage fills Okeke with disbelief For example after Naemeka informs Okeke he says What did you say he asked slowly and disconcertingly 468 Eventually Okeke even become resentful towards his son Okeke show this when he says I owe it to you my son as a duty to show you what is right and what is wrong Whoever put this idea into your head might as well have cut your throat It is Satans work 469 Okeke is showing here that he is totally against his sons doing and thinks that he is brainwashed Okeke is a stubborn father because even when Naemeka say You will change your mind Father when you know Nene Okeke replies I shall never see her 469 Okeke even shows prejudice toward his sons marriage He show this when he says I cant have you in my houseIt can be of no interest to me where or how you spend your leave- or your life for that matter 470 As Okeke thinks about the grandchildren the author then pretty much leaves you with the question How could he shut his door against them 471 Thus Okeke finally does change when realizes that he has neglected his grandsons and the relationship a grandfather and grandchildren should have As you can see Okeke is a man that goes through a change in his life These changes
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA