Walter and Benetha: Heritage
Walter is an African-American man, and he is proud to say who he is, and where he thinks he originates from.
None-The-Less, now that Benetha grows more freedom-hungry because she is 20 years of age, she wants to decide for herself where she perceives that she comes from.
After finding Asagai, a young man directly from Africa, she begins to re-think her heritage.
Suddenly, she theorizes that she is from Africa, and that her true calling is that of head-dresses and other African customs. This angers Walter, who does'nt particularly believe that someone should be who they really are'nt, and in such causes a great deal of tension between them.