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Okonkwo The Complex

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BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss

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1: Okonkwo is the main character. He is determined to be the opposite of his father. He loves labor and hates being weak. He has three wives and several children. He picks favorites from his children and is not always fair to his wives. He is like a turtle because he has a hard, outer shell, but a secret, soft inside.

2: Okonkwo had a rough start to his life. His childhood was filled with poverty. | Okonkwo put the "cat on his back". No one had ever been able to do this. He raises yams for a living. | http://www.mixed-martial-arts-training.org/52-blocks | He kills his adopted son because he does not want to look bad in front of the other villagers.

3: Okonkwo's gun accidently explodes and it kills a sacred villager's son. He is then exiled for 7 years. | His daughter becomes ill and she is taken to talk to the gods. He checks on her four times, but nobody knows. | His son, Nwoye, converts to Christianity and he sends him away. | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cartoony_cross.svg

4: "Okonkwo did not have the start in life which many young men usually had." (Achebe, 19) | "Okonkwo's prosperity was visible in his household." (Achebe, 17) | "Okonkwo heard it and ran madly into his room for the loaded gun, ran out again and aimed it at her as she clambered over the dwarf wall..." (Achebe, 39)

5: "But his fondness only showed on rare occassions." (Achebe, 45) | "He had felt very anxious but did not show it." (Achebe 106)

6: "An animal rubs its itching flank against a tree, a man asks his kinsman to scratch him." Achebe, 154 | "Living fire begets cold, impotent ash." Achebe, 151 | http://www.leefirerescue.com/view.php?section_id=17

7: Change is not always good. | The world does not revolve around you.

8: -Tragic Hero -Internal Conflict -Foreshadowing -Tradgedy

9: The End!!!

10: "Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes

11: These Are The Moments I Live For

12: home of the free because of our brave

13: independence day

14: "A prefect summer day is when the sun is shinning, the breeze is blowing,...

15: ...the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken." - James Dent

17: sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart

18: today you can be anything you imagine

21: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand

23: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us.

25: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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