"He had a slight stammer whenever he was angry and could not get his words out fast enough, he would use his fists. Page- 4 Chapter 1
How dare you not cook!!
"Okonkwo ruled his household with a heavy hand. His wives especially his youngest, lived in perpetual fear of his fiery temper, and so did his little children." Page 13 Chapter 2.
When the men had a meeting Okonkwo called one of the men a women because the man had disrespected him. Page-26 chapter-4
Okonkwo beat his wife during the Week of Peace because she went and got her hair done instead of cooking. Page-29 chapter 4
During the New Yam Festival Okonokwo had been walking around looking for something to be mad to at. When he realized someone killed the banana tree and it turned out it was his second wife. So he went and beat her. After he was going to go hunting with his gun when his wife murmered something under her breath but Okonkwo heard it and tried to shoot her but missed. Chapter 5. Pg 38-39.