My name is Okonkwo and i am the greatest wrestler and warrior in my village. My tragic flaw is i have a short temper.
it was said that "okonkwo ruled his house with a heavy hand. especially his wives they lived in fear of his fiery temper". pg13
Nwoye was 12 years old and was causing his father great stress and anxiety and okonkwo sought to fix it by "constant nagging and beatings and so nwoye was developing into a sad faced youth " pg 13-14
"okonkwo was provoked to justifiable anger when his youngest wife went to plait her hair, and did not return early enough to cook the afternoon meal and when she returened he beat her very heavily on the week of peace' pg 29
okomkwo beat his second wife her very badly because she got a few leafs off of a banana tree."" he said are you all deaf and dumb ?"pg 38
"okonkwo had fired a shot at his second wife and it nearly missed her " pg 39