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In Things Fall Apart, list four physical characteristics that separate Okonkwo's...

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Posted December 5, 2010 at 6:14 AM via web

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In Things Fall Apart, list four physical characteristics that separate Okonkwo's appearance from that of the other men in his village.

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 5, 2010 at 7:36 AM (Answer #1)

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In the beginning of the novel, Okonkwo is described in a variety of ways, his physical prowess is made much of, but he is also described as follows:

"tall and huge, and his bushy eyebrows and wide nose gave him a very severe look."

He is also apparently someone that walks very much on his toes as they say his heels "hardly touch the ground" and he looked like he was walking on springs and just building up tension "as if he was going to pounce on somebody."  This was in almost complete contrast to his father who was tall but very thin and stooped over.

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