Okonkwo is a very muscular man. He is very tall and defined. His shoulders are broad and he is bald.
Okonkwo's thinking process is petulant when people mess up and make him look bad. "Who killed this tree? Or are you all deaf and dumb?" Page #38
Okonkwo is very short tempered but other than angry he shows little emotion since it is wrong for men to show emotion in the Ibo culture.
Okonkwo's relationship with the clansmen is very strong because they all have the same beliefs and judgement for other people.
His relationship with his family is not good. He has three wife's who get beaten except for Ekwefi. He also has a son Nwoye who is yelled at by his father because he thinks Nwoye is lazy.
"He was a wealthy farmer and had two barns full of yams, and had just married is third wife. Page #8
The hoe is a farming tool use to dig and replant food. It is symbolized by showing that Okonkwo is a hard worker.
"It is iba, said Okonkwo as he took his machete and went into the bush to collect the leaves and grasses and barks of trees that went into making the medicine for iba. Page #76
A machete is a heavy knife that is used for cutting or slicing things. The machete symbolizes the way that Okonkwo takes control of situations with force.
One Ibo superstition is that they are afraid of the night time (except on moonlight nights) because that is when they think the evil spirits come out.
One misconception that the clansmen have about white men is that they have no toes.
There is the belief of ogbanje, which are wicked children who usually die at en early age, and who then re-enter their mother's womb to be born again.
I wish Okonkwo would eventually treat his family well with respect. I hope that he accepted back in to Umuofia earlier than 7 years. I also wish that Okonkwo will treat the town with respect.
I predict that when okonkwo and his family are traveling to their neighbor village they will encounter trouble along the way. I also predict that When they arrived at the neighboring village they will not be welcomed due to the fact that okonkwo got kicked out of Umuofia for killing a man.