Okonkwo, you have become a woman indeed. Quote: He was a man of action, a man of war…On great occasions such as the funeral of a village celebrity he drank his palm-wine from his first human head This is his self-reflection that he, as a warrior, has killed five men and has never felt remorse.
Now that he is feeling shame and guilt, he chides himself that he is becoming a woman.
He remembered his wife's twin children, whom he had thrown away. For two days after Ikemefuna died, Okonkwo did not eat. This small piece of dialogue contributes to a very large and greater purpose of understanding the domestic and worldwide effects of imperialism and colonialism. Oknokwo had to protect his status as a true warrior in his clan and if he was not able to slay Ikemefuna, then Okonkwo fears that he might be called an agbala just like Unoka, Okonkwos father.
Author: Brandon Johnson.
Because it can be applied and associated so broadly, it is clear that this piece of dialogue was intentionally included to be viewed as important. Further reading.