Marriage Is A Private Affair

She wasn't an Ibo. Nnaemeka knew what he was getting himself into, and yet he kept it from both his father and his fiance. He knew his father wouldn't understand what he felt towards Nene, and he also knew Nene wouldn't understand his father's traditional thinking. Nnaemeka should have explained that part of his life to Nene when they were beginning to get serious but perhaps he didn't think he wanted to marry her then. Some people don't have to worry about tradition, like Nene. She is living her own independent life without worries of satisfying someone else. To her marriage is a beautiful thing no matter who you marry as long as you love that person. And she doesn't believe that Nnaemeka's father will disapprove. But Nnaemeka knows it won't be easy: "They are most unhappy if the engagement is not arranged by them. In our case it's worse- you are not even an IboaE (204). Perhaps Nnaemeka was hoping that his father would take his sons happiness over the people's happiness.

When Nnaemeka's father hears about the news he is very disappointed. His response to that is "Whoever put this idea into your head might as well have cut your throat. It is Satan's work.aE (206). He is convi

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