Proverbs are used by people of all ages and statures to tell others about the importance of something. How does he differ from Western heroes you are familiar with. Religion, although it may be a personal belief, it is extremely defined, with little to no room for flexibility Marriage requires thoroughly planning to get the best for their child, presumably their daughter.
The oldest male was usually the leader of the compound and there were many different groups in that compound. Respect to their culture is mandatory for everyone in the tribe.
Traditional Society; Although some ill-informed people would only see that the Ibo people are very primitive and barbaric, they had their own form of government, leadership, and economy.
Being prized of personal achievements such as defeating Amalinze the Cat, Okonkwo is expected to accomplish much more in his lifetime, but will his actions turn out to ruin his reputation and furthermore The author is largely successful in developing a blend between the English language and the culture of the Ibo people.
It shows how a society can deal with change, how change affects the individuals of that society, and how delicate a change can be; so much so that the people themselves are surprised at the change. Who can blame Otokumbo for acting the way he did.
He is unwilling to change because in his mind the newer ways are womanly and cowardice.