Okonkwo did not taste any food for two days after the death of Ikemefuna. … He called his son Nwoye to sit with him in his obi. But the boy was afraid of him and slipped out of the hut as soon as he noticed him dozing.
He did not sleep at night. He tried not to think about Ikemefuna, but the more he tried the more he thought about him. Once he got up from bed and walked around the compound. But he was so weak that his legs could hardly carry him. He felt like a drunken giant walking with the limbs of a mosquito. Now and then a cold shiver descended on his head and spread down his body.
From Things Fall Apart, Chapter 8, pages 38-39 in Norton edition
is this quote about, and why is Okonkwo so upset? Who is Ikemefuna? Do you see
this situation as one of the Okonkwo’s major mistakes? Why? Does Okonkwo
recover? How does this situation affect Nwoye?