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Michael Webb Professor Bocketti Western Civ 2 6 November 2017 RR 11/6 Okonkwo is a ruthless warrior. Ever since he threw the Cat he’s been nothing but a brute leader with a very aggressive personality. Okonkwo isn’t a sympathetic figure at all. In the book he is described as a very aggressive and short-tempered individual. “His heels hardly touched the ground and he seemed to walk on springs, as if he was going to pounce on somebody. And he did pounce on people quite often. He had a slight stammer and whenever he was angry and could not get his words out quickly enough, he would use his fists. He had no patience with unsuccessful men.” 1 Many people however do admire him for his brute strength along with his fear of nothing. He is also a great warrior on the battlefield as he thirsts for war and has a collection of heads of his own. We often see him in a negative light, however, as he beats his wives and kids frequently. In one instance he was upset about the weather but he could not take action at the sky
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