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In the novel Things Fall Apart understanding the main characters Okonkwo traits and characteristics is crucial to help you better comprehend his actions and decisions Okonkwo is a man of many drastic and rash decisions which lead to many turning points throughout the storyThe way Achebe describes Okonkwo he is depicted as a well-respected and famous man however he has many flaws Okonkwo was a tall and huge and his bushy eyebrows and wide nose gave him a very severe look4 However he is more defined by his actions He is viewed as being a violent man who ruled his household with a heavy hand13 Okonkwo is also very intolerant of the lazy people who surround him such as his son Nwoye this is because his father was a failure due to laziness This is what drives Okonkwo to want to succeed throughout the story and become the best that he can be Okonkwo is a foolish prideful and stubborn man based on his actions In the novel when Okonkwo shoots at Ekwefi this shows his stubbornness When Okonkwo shoots at Ekwefi the wife who had just been beaten murmured something about guns that never shot Unfortunately for her Okonkwo heard it 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 report39 he was mad over something that was pointless and refuses to tolerate her inappropriate behavior Also he is depicted as prideful such as when he was chosen as an emissary to go to Mbaino However he can also be foolish Such as when he ignores the oracles advice to not participate in Ikemfunas death Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down 61The way Okonkwo interacts with other characters in the novel Things Fall Apart such as wrestling them killing
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