Okonkwo is the central character of Chinua Achebe’s Okonkwo, the timid and indolent Unoka’s son, tries to succeed in a society that seems to value manliness. By doing this, he disavows all he thinks his father stood for. Unoka was polite, engaged in music and conversation, indolent, impoverished, wasteful, and a coward. Okonkwo actively embraces opposing beliefs and develops into a successful, affluent, frugal, fearless, and aggressive man who is vehemently opposed to music and anything else he considers to be “soft,” such as conversation and feeling. He is really stoic.