Okonkwo

1ST PICTURE- Okonkwo was a leader. He liked having a schedule, being in charge, and being the best. Okonkwo had always been told to start planting his yams early otherwise they might not grow. A lot of farmers didn't plant early like he did. Because of this Okonkwo had confidence that he could be the best and have the most yams than any other farmer. The picture shows only three people in a field of crops. It resembles how Okonkwo always had to work the hardest. These people are out there working, just like Okonkwo was, while everyone else was procrastinating and waiting for the raining season.                                                    2ND PICTURE- This picture shows how at the end every thing was dark and twisted. No body was around that agreed with Okonkwo. He felt alone. When the missionaries came, they tried to introduce their way of life, and religion. Many of the villagers liked the missionaries religion better, and converted over to their life style and beliefs. Okonkwo was thus left in the dark to try and hold onto his old way of life. The mood of the picture is the same mood that Okonkwo felt. It is dark and lonely.                                                                 3RD PICTURE-  This picture is an ordinary picture. There are some houses close by and a church in the background. The houses resemble Okonkwo's hut and the other huts in the village. The church is far away from other buildings but close enough to see. This is just like Okonkwo's village. The had their huts, and then when the missionaries came they built a church. In the pictures the colors are not dark, but they are not bright either. It seems like the picture I trying to foreshadow something bad. The missionaries coming to the village was bad because it made everything spiral out of control. Everything "fell apart".                                  4TH PICTURE- In this picture you cannot see any of the faces on the boys. Nwoye was Okonkwo's son. Nwoye did not live up to his fathers expectations. Okonkwo thought he was too feminine. Nwoye didn't like the way the clan's rules made him feel, because he felt excluded. He decided to join the missionaries' religion and way of life. This pushed Okonkwo to a breaking point. Okonkwo didn't know what to do with his son. He could not recognize Nwoye any more. He did not know what happened to his dream of raising a son. He could not get himself to associate with Nwoye. Just like Okonwo could not recognize his son you cannot recognize the faces in the picture.                                  5TH PICTURE- In this picture there is a guy on a horse protecting a girl from an evil creature. Okonkwo had a daughter named Ezinma. Ezinma had the perfect personalty and thinking for a boy. She was favored by Okonkwo because he despertaly wanted his sons to be like her. He was willing to protect her from everything. Just like the man on the horse in the picture Okonkwo wanted to do everything in his power to keep Ezinma safe.                                                                          6TH PICTURE- The panda bear in this picture should not be in the same environment as the penguins. The panda is out of place and could cause harm to himself or others. The penguins are confused as to why he is there. Okonkwo felt the same way about the missionaries. He didn't think they belonged in his village, or have the right t change so many people. They were not supposed to be listened to, yet everyone did listen. Okonkwo did not like the missionaries, he thought they were out of place. He thought they could cause harm to themselves and others. The penguins represent Okonkwo, and the panda represents the missionaries.                                                               7TH PICTURE- All the dancers in this picture are in sync. They are all doing the same things, but at different levels. The guy on top seems to have the control over, or authority over all the other dancers. This is exactly the position that Okonkwoo wanted to be in. He always wanted to be the best, and wanted to be in control. He always strived to be on top. The picture's background is also very dark. This shows how Okonkwo rose from the dark. His father didn't set him up well, so he had to work for everything he had. No one ever gave him anything.                                                              8TH PICTURE- In this picture the man sitting in the chair seems to be wealthy and have authority over someone or something. In Okonkwo's village the men had all the authority. The women had no authority what so ever. Also the more yams, wives, and children you have resemble your wealth. Since Okonwo was the"best", he had multiple wives an children, along with a great stock of yams. When his children brought him dinner, you could imagine the chair he sat in. It had to be similar to the one in the picture. Okonkwo had wealth and authority, so it would make sense for him to have a beautiful throne to sit on. Even if it is a metaphorical throne.                                                                       9TH PICTURE- At the end of the story Okonkwo had given up. There was a breaking point, and there was no way for him to go back. He didn't know who to trust, and didn't recognize anyone any more. Okonkwo was hanging on by a thread. In this picture the people are hanging by a thread, literally. They have no place to go. There is only two options. Live, or die. Okonkwo had the same choice. He didn't see a reason to be alive if he couldn't live the way he wanted to. He took his life after hanging on by a thread for too long.                 10TH PICTURE- The village in the story ends up falling apart. Some people die, others convert to the missionaries' way of life, and others are left in the dust trying to hold on to their past. The whole village has fallen apart. In the picture many animals and some people are lying dead. Other are trying to pick up things. Everything in the picture is chaos. Okonkwo's village was chaos at the end as well. Everything was falling apart, and he knew it. The picture resembles how Okonkwo thought of his village in the end.

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