An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb

An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb

An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb
An old lady feels uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb

This proverb can be equated to the saying which goes this way, “Never talk of boils when lepers are around.”

It basically means that someone who has a problem with something cannot easily laugh it off or take it lightly; hence, old women (who typically have dry bones) feel uneasy when dry bones are mentioned.

In the case of the novel, Things Fall apart by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo has issues with his father and for that reason he cannot laugh when others make fun of his father.

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