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FC: Okonkwo | Mia, Danica. Okonkwo. Jun 1, 2009

1: "I know what iti is to ask a man to trust another with his yams, especially these days when young men are afraid of work. I am not afraid of work." (Achebe 18) | Byrson, Chrles T. Plants.

2: We are | Okonkwo defies his fathers ways and is a successful hard, working farmer of the man crop, the yam.


4: April 11, 2009. | Okonkwo is an agressive man that will do almost anything to be successful, he is a leader and a hardworker.

5: The home of Okonkwo held several of his wives and children. At times he beat them, but this was in his culture and was not considered abnormal.

6: Dec 6, 2006.

7: "The lizard that jumped from the high Iroko Tree said he would praise himself when no one else would." (Achebe)

8: May 23, 2009

9: Okonkwo takes in Ikemefuna, a boy from another tribe, who was given to them as a sacrifice, he becomes close to him but later kills him... I think to prove that he is tough.

10: In the end Okonkwo kills himself, this is a rash decision and fits into his character. I also find this kind of Ironic though because he was so big on responsibility. If he was responsible he would've taken the consequences.

12: Good friends are the rare jewels of life... … difficult to find and impossible to replace.

13: Good times!

14: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

15: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault

16: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein

17: Try to discover the road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown

20: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.

21: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius

22: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

23: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | You did it!

24: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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