"I will not have a son who cannot hold up to his head in the gathering of the clan. I would sooner strangle him with my own hands. And if you stand staring at me like that"..."Amadiora will break your head for you"
Okonkwo was a very serious man. So serious that he didn't take things as a joke. But Okonkwo has some tragic flaws. The tragic flaw that I decide to talk about was his anger issues.
Chapter 4 (pg.29) "Okonkwo knew she was not speaking the truth. He walked back to his obi to await Ojiugo's return. And when she returned he beat her very heavily" In this occasion, we see that Okonkwo didn't know where Ojiugo was, and when she came back he decided to beat her. When he is mad he uses violence.
"And why did you not say so, you wicked daughter of Alcalogolic"
Chapter 4(pg.33) This is when Okonkwo was talking about how Nwoye was lazy and thretened to do bad things to him like strangle him. He also saw that the woman was looking at him a certain type of way and threatened her too.
"A little more...I said a little, are you deaf?
Chapter 5(pg.39) "Unfortunately for her, Okonkwo heard it and ran madly into his room for the loaded gun, ran out again and aimed at her as she clambered over the dwarf wall of the barn. He pressed the trigger..." This was when Okonkwo was so angry at something that didn't happened and took it out on Ekwefi and almost killed her.
Chapter 9(pg.82) This was when Enzima was looking for the thing she hide and they came back where they left and Okonkwo got pretty mad real quick
Chapter 9(pg.85) This event was when Enzima was sick and Okonkwo told Ekwefi to get a pot and fill the other pot with water but she put too much and immediately Okonkwo snapped at her. We see that Okonkwo has a short temper.