My family is a very big part of my culture because they make me who I am. My family means the world to me and I’d do anything for them. We all have respect for each other and get along very well. The Ibo culture is quite different. The head of the “house” is the male and everyone else is under minded. For example, Okonkwo is the head of his households and everyone does exactly as he says and if not they get beat. That’s another thing that we have a difference in because my parents don’t beat me and they know it would be unlawful to do so. Okonkwo also has three wives. That does not fly by in my culture. You only have one wife and you treat her as an equal. The Ibo culture and my culture hold different values when it comes to family.
School is another big part of my culture unfortunately. I spend most of my life their doing stuff and of course learning. I make friends and learn how to work as a team and have responsibilities like getting to my classes on time. The Ibo teens don’t really go to school. The males just work and the girls take up there common role of household cleaner and other things associated with practically being slaves for ungrateful men.
The things I do for fun make up my culture. I love to play soccer, go fishing, and just hang out with my friends. I feel like sports are a very important part of people’s culture. For the Ibo culture wrestling is very important to them. For example, the book says, “As a young man of eighteen he had brought honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat." Amalinze the Cat was the great wrestler who for seven years was unbeaten. So this gave Okonkwo... [continues]
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