"As a young man of 18 he had brought honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat." pg 1. This shows that okonkwo was the best wrestler in the village. It also shows how proud he made the clan
"He did not inherit a barn from his father, the stroy was told in Umofia." pg 16 This shows how he didn"t get the head start in life like the other people. So he had to share crop.
I wish my dad was as hard working as me
"Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought of as weak" This shows how when okonkwo killed his kid it was for the good. But it is still horrible and Okonkwo knows this.
It had to be done
“We killed twelve of their men and they killed only killed twelve. Those were the days when men were men.” Pg 200 This shows how dominant their tradition of military was. This display that Okonkwo's village was not to be messed with
"You have to die, its our tradition!"
“He knew that Umuofia would not go to war. Because they had let the man escape.” 205. He had let them go which was traditionally bad in that clan. The Umofia tribe is now weak
"It's not worth it"
"Okonkowo had found a new religion while he was away." This quote shows that okonkwo had broken the way of his old clan. Then he adopted the ways of his adopted clan.