Okonkwo

Through this gallery you will see why Okonkwo was loved and why he was hated. You will see his emotions of hatred and anger, but see that he would work as hard a s he could do provide for his family. He will succeed in most of what he does, but his anger will erase all of his success.

"Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond." Chapter 1, Page 1
"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." Chapter 2, Page 9
"During the planting season Okonkwo worked daily on his farms from cock-crow until the chickens went to roost." Chapter 2, Page 10
"As a young man of eighteen he had brought honour to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat. Amalinze was the great wrestler who for seven years was unbeaten, from Umuofia to Mbaino." Chapter1, Pg1
"I know what it is to ask a man to trust another with his yams, especially these days when young men are afraid of hard work. I am not afraid of work." Chapter 3, Page 25
"He was not afraid of war. He was a man of action, a man of war. Unlike his father he could stand the look of blood. In Umuofia’s latest war he was the first to bring home a human head." Chapter 2, Page 7
"Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak." Chapter 7, Page 44
"And when she returned he beat her very heavily. In his anger he had forgotten that it was the Week of Peace." Chapter 4, Page 21
"He was a wealthy farmer and had two barns full of yams, and had just married his third wife." Chapter 1, Page 5
"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." Chapter 2, Page 9
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