Chapter 4 Okonkwo states that his first wife left the house without making dinner during the week of peace. Once she returns he repeatedly beats her.Okonkwo was punished since he broke the law of the week of peace.
Chapter 6The Umuofia Oracle agreed to kill Ikemefuna in revenge for the crime that happened a long time ago. Okonkwo continues and gives his adopted son the killing blow.
Okonkwo falls into depression. He feels very weak, and can't eat or sleep. Three days later, when Ezinma gives him his evening meal, she tells him he will finish it all. He constantly wants her to be a boy and he talks himself of acting like a "shivering old lady."
Okonkwo commited suicide, He preferred suicide to the indignity of sending him to the colonial court.