Okonkwo shows excitement at the thought of getting out his war clothes. Eventhough he is a very aggressive man, the little things can make him happy.
The comment was made about the meeting place being so crowded that “if one threw up a grain of sand, it would not find its way to the earth again.” This comment has been made before and may be a saying they commonly use.
Okonkwo's fighting and determined attitude shines through when he states he will fight even if he has to do so alone.
At the sight of a court messenger Okonkwo trimbles with hate and is unable to utter a word. This usually results in violent force because he is better at talking with his fists than with words.
Okonkwo swiftly chops off the messenger's head. He acts with impulse and does not think situations through when he is angry.
Okonkwo simply wiped his machete in the sand and walked away from it all like nothing had happened.