okonkwo

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  • Okonkwo's dad
  • Okonkwo's tragic flaws throughout chapter one and chapter seven.
  • Okonkwo "had no patience with unsuccessful men." (page 4)
  • "Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives, especially the youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children. Perhaps down in his heart Okonkwo was not a cruel man. But his whole life was dominated by fear, the fear of failure and of weakness." (page 13)
  • "Okonkwo never showed any emotions openly, unless it be the emotion of anger. To show affection was a weakness; the only thing worth demonstrating was strength." (page 28)
  • "Okonkwo heard it and ran madly into his room for the loaded gun, ran out again and aimed at her as she clambered over the dwarf wall of the barn. He pressed the trigger and there was a loud report accompanied by the wail of his wives and children." (page 39)
  • "He heard Ikemefuna cry, "My father, they have killed me!" as he ran towards him. Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak." (page 61)
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