Things Essay

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1. "He had no patience with unsuccessful men. He had no patience with his father." Narrator Pg. 2 2. "Among the Ibo the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eaten." Okoye Pg. 4 3. "Our elders say that the sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them." Unoka Pg. 5 4. "Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings." Narrator Pg. 5 5. "Darkness held a vague terror for these people, even the bravest among them. Children were warned not to whistle at night for fear of evil spirits." Narrator Pg. 7 6. "When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk." The Ibo Pg. 8 7. "And no Okonkwo was ruled by one passion- to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and the other was idleness." Narrator Pg. 11 8. "An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb." Narrator Pg. 17 9. "The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did." Okonkwo Pg 18 10. "Many young men have come to me to ask for yams but I have refused because I knew they would just dump them in the earth and leave them to be choked by weeds." Kwakibie Pg 18 11. "But I can trust you. I know it as I look at you. As our fathers said, you can tell a ripe corn by its look." Kwakibie Pg 18 12. "He knew that he was a fierce fighter, but that year had been enough to break the heart of a lion." Okonkwo Pg 20 13. "Do not despair. I know you will not despair. You have a manly and proud heart. A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. It is difficult and more bitter when a man fails alone." Unoka Pg 21 14. "Okonkwo knew how

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