What is Okonkwo's grief after losing Ikemefuna?
It is a combination of both loss and guilt, and perhaps a feeling of powerlessness.
I remember something about how someone's wife got murdered from so they brought a virgin to replace and ikemefuna for sacrifice!! Ikemfuna then had a tight relationship with Nwoye(Okonkwo's son) and he killed kiemefuna because the punishment had to occur for killing one of the mens wife !!
Ikemefuna is sentenced to die by the oracle. The village men march with Ikemefuna far outside the village, and Okonkwo ends up killing Ikemefuna.
Although Ikemefuna is from a different family, Nwoye treats Ikemefuna as an older brother to look up to and mimic. Ikemefuna is the older brother that Nwoye never had.
Okonkwo becomes a father to Ikemefuna, and Ikemefuna calls Okonkwo father. Ikemefuna is like the second man in the house, the closest to Okonkwo's personality, and helps to develop Nwoye's manhood. Okonkwo likes Ikemefuna, but does not show his feelings towards Ikemefuna because to do so would be unmanly.
Ikemefuna calls Okonkwo father.
Ikemefuna is killed in Chapter Seven.
Ikemefuna is led by the tribe on a long march outside of its lands. One tribeman cuts him with a machete. As Ikemefuna runs to Okonkwo for safety, Okonkwo chops Ikemefuna down with his machete.
The village elders told Okonkwo to take care of Ikemefuna until his fate was decided. When Ikemefuna is sentenced to die, Okonkwo is afraid of being seen as weak. When Ikemefuna cries to him, Okonkwo takes care of Ikemefuna, (kills him).
Okonkwo allowed Ikemefuna to accompany him to village meetings or communal ancestral feasts as if Ikemefuna were his son. Further, he tells Ikemefuna (along with his other sons) stories about tribal wars in his obi.
Ikemefuna must die.
Ikemefuna is 14 when he first arrives in Umuofia. He is 17 when he leaves. When Ikemefuna arrives, Nwoye was 12 years old. It is later said that Nwoye is 2 years younger than Ikemefuna. It is also said several times that Ikemefuna stayed in Umuofia for 3 years.
Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna during chapter 7.
ikemefuna is a role model to nwoye, he makes him tougher
Okonkwo had treated Ikemefuna as his son, and Ikemefuna had treated him as his father. Further, he was warned against raising a hand in Ikemefuna's death by Ekeudu.
Okonkwo treated Ikemefuna like a good son, and people could tell he was fond of the boy. However, Okonkwo ends up killing Ikemefuna.
Ikemefuna is killed on the sand in an old forest with giant trees, far from the village.
Because Okonkwo have to kill him because the Oracle decreed that Ikemefuna must die:)
Ikemefuna is taken as part of restitution made by the man who killed a tribeswoman of Umuofia.
Okonkwo struck the last blow to Ikemefuna because he did not want to seem weak or cowardly, even though Okonkwo likes Ikemefuna, and thinks of him as his adopted son.
Grief is important. You must allow your feelings, even if they hurt a lot. If you don't let yourself feel grief you will never be able to move on... Head to the mall and see if you meet anyone new!
Ikemefuna fits quite well into Okonkwo's household once he becomes accustomed to it. Ikemefuna bore no good will to his original father, although he does miss his mother. Okonkwo represents a strong father to Ikemefuna whom becomes a strong eldest son, and mentor to Nwoye. Ikemefuna is treated much like the eldest son, and assigned privileges, duties, and rights as such.
The taking of Ikemefuna to Umuofia from Mbaino was for restitution for the crime of Mbaino killing an Umuofian clanswoman. The taking of Ikemefuna to the outside the village is for the purpose of killing him. The taking of Ikemefuna to the river is so that he can help with the chores. The taking of Ikemefuna to village meetings was so that he could act as Okonkwo's eldest child, bringing Okonkwo's seat among other responsibilities.
The Oracle of the Caves and Hills pronounces that Ikemefuna must die. If talking of Okonkwo's specific action, then Ikemefuna is killed by Okonkwo because Okonkwo is afraid of being thought of as weak.
Ikemefuna is ultimately cut down by Okonkwo's machete. For more information see related questions.
Okonkwo felt like Ikemefuna was an eldest son who would truly follow in his footsteps. Ikemefuna was a good influence on Nwoye and Okonkwo's other sons, showing them how they too could be men. Ikemefuna made Okonkwo's prowess seem much more attainable to Okonkwo's sons. Okonkwo let Ikemefuna carry his items to village meetings, much like an eldest son would do.
yOU GET OVER IT BY EATing icecream and watching movies while crying or go to a therapist
Ikemefuna is a boy who is taken as part of compensation for another village's tribesmen killing a woman of Umuofia in their market. Ikemefuna is taken care of by Okonkwo, and quickly becomes like a son to Okonkwo; Ikemefuna even calls Okonkwo father. Ikemefuna behaves like an ideal clansman, and becomes close to Nwoye, mentoring him as an older brother. Eventually, Umuofia's elders consult with the oracle whom declares that Ikemefuna must die. Ikemefuna is… Read More
Okonkwo treasures Ikemefuna dearly. Ikemefuna calls Okonkwo his "father". He definitely treated Okonkwo with deep respect despite the fact that he was not of the same blood. Ikemefuna spends most of his years with Okonkwo and has never spent much time with his own father.
Because Okonkwo treated him like a son and Ikemefuna thought of him as a father.
Ikemefuna spends 3 years away from his biological family and with Okonkwo's family.
Ikemefuna is part of an appeasement offering by the people of Mbaino to Umuofia for the murder of an Umuofian clanswoman.
Although a unnamed villager first ends up striking Ikemefuna, Okonkwo delivers the killing blow.
Okonkwo treats Ikemefuna almost as if he were his eldest son. He wishes that Nwoye would become like Ikemefuna, even though Nwoye is his true eldest son.
Ikemefuna was part of an offering by the people of Mbaino to Umuofia for the killing of a Ogbuefi Udo's wife. The elders did not know initially what to do with Ikemefuna, so they gave him in the meantime to Okonkwo, who had been sent to Mbaino.
Yes, both families needed the grief of losing a child to realise that the feud was unnecessary. -Anonomous.
Okonkwo was tasked with the care of Ikemefuna, a boy from Mbaino. Ikemefuna was older than Okonkwo's eldest son Nwoye.
Okonkwo is part of the group which leads Ikemefuna out of the village to be killed. After Ikemefuna receives the first blow and runs towards Okonkwo for protection, Okonkwo strikes Ikemefuna down, not wanting to be seen as weak.
The Oracle of the Hills and the Caves pronounced that Ikemefuna must die, so they meekly followed their gods' orders.
Umuofia had requested a young man and a virgin as compensation. Ikemefuna was chosen as the young man by Mbaino.
Not only did Ikemefuna come first with the biggest pot of water, but when Obigaeli lies about how she breaks her pot to her mother, and her brothers are about to tell the truth, Ikemefuna is able to silence them with a stern look.
I am filling with grief. Grief is all I feel. We were in deep grief.
Okonkwo was told that Ikemefuna must die by the Oracle, through the elders. As such, there was no tribal punishment for Okonkwo. However, Okonkwo was emotionally punished for his decision. It might also be said that his punishment for killing Ikemefuna was to kill Ekeudu's son accidentally.
Some individuals that were very close to a loved one feel such intense grief that they simply cannot get over that grief and living is extremely difficult for them and, it is true that an individual such as this can die from grieving. Grieving for especially a spouse or losing a child is intense and most people will survive one step at a time and with the help from the suppor oft Grief Group or… Read More
Ikemefuna eventually becomes one of the family and fulfills the role of Okonkwo's eldest son, being a mentor to Nwoye in particular.
The Oracle declares Ikemefuna must die. Okonkwo may offend some of the Gods by having a part in Ikemefuna's death.
Ikemefuna is first taken from his family in Mbaino as part of compensation for another village's tribesmen killing a woman of Umuofia in their market. He is taken care of by Okonkwo, and quickly becomes like a son to Okonkwo; Ikemefuna even calls Okonkwo father. Ikemefuna behaves like an ideal clansman, and becomes close to Nwoye, mentoring him as an older brother. Eventually, Umuofia's elders consult with the oracle whom declares that Ikemefuna must die… Read More
No. Grief is a noun, although it can be used as an adjunct with other nouns (grief counselor). Adjectives associated with grief are grieving and grief-stricken.
At first Ikemefuna is fearful, being away from his mother and father, but in time he adapts, becoming an older brother to Nwoye, and becoming Okonkwo's son. Ikemefuna even calls Okonkwo 'father'. He becomes the most manlike of the children in Okonkwo's eyes.
Ikemefuna is part of restitution paid by Mbaino for the murder of a woman in their marketplace. Umuofia decided to have a young man as part of its demands to Mbaino when asking for the restitution. The elders decided to send Ikemefuna to live with Okonkwo until the goddess of the oracle decides what to do with Ikemefuna.
He came in when a woman went into ikemefuna's village and was killed so they demanded a virgin woman and a young man (ikemefuna) as a charge for killing her.