Okonkwo was a man very well known. Feared, loved, hated. People knew his name and knew not to challenge him for he was a champion. He had no fears, no restraints. He was known not to coward away and getting his way by beating anyone who stood in his way, or just for the heck of it. To the left you will see multiple quotes showing who he is, whether it's kindness, horrible beating, an elite warrior. That is for you to decide after seeing these important quotes.

“The Earth cannot punish me for obeying her messenger,” Okonkwo said. “A child’s fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which its mother puts into its palm.”
"Every nerve and every muscle stood out on their arms, on their backs and their thighs, and one almost heard them stretching to breaking point. In the end Okonkwo threw the Cat."
"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."
"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."
""If you bring us all this way for nothing I shall beat sense into you," Okonkwo threatened."
"As the years of exile passed one by one it seemed to him that his chi might now be making amends for the past disaster."
"Then they came to the tree from which Okonkwo's body was dangling, and they stopped dead."
"But Okonkwo was not the man to stop beating somebody half-way through, not even for fear of a goddess."
“An Umuofia man does not refuse a call,” he said. “He may refuse to do what he is asked; he does not refuse to be asked.”
“I think it is good that our clan holds the ozo title in high esteem,” said Okonkwo. “In those other clans you speak of, ozo is so low that every beggar takes it.”
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