"Marriage Is A Private Affair"
Enormous diversity in nationalities and cultures throughout the world often can create obstacles to developing relationships between those who choose to be narrow-minded and prejudiced about ethnic groups outside their own. Conflicts that arise between Okeke and his son is an example of how affiliations with a different culture can disrupt a relationship between two people because of one's ignorance. Okeke believes that holding onto his culture's traditions is more
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does not want Nnaemeka to marry Nene. Grandfather Okeke simply wants his son to be with him. Family is important to him after all, and he finally realizes more fully how lonely he is.
In conclusion, there is evidence that Okeke sticks by his traditional customs because of issues which he did not discuss with his son. Following the tribe's tradition of arranging marriages had a deeper meaning to him than just preserving his culture.