I am Okonkwo, a brave and hard-working man. I've worked my way to be a powerful in my village. My tragic flaw is my Abusiveness due to my temper.
You will not come home late again!!
Please Okonkwo, please stop!!
"Okonkwo's first son, Nwoye, was then twelve years old but was already causing his father great anxiety for his incipient laziness. At any rate, that was how it looked to his father, and he sought to correct him by constant nagging and beating" (pg.13-14)
Cut those yams like a man!!
Why is he always angry?
"When Okonkwo heard that he would not eat any food he came into the hut with a big stick in his hand and stood over him while he swallowed his yams trembling." (pg. 27-28)
"And when she returned he beat her heavily. In anger he had forgotten that it was the Week of Peace." (pg.29)
"Do you think you are cutting yams for cooking? he asked Nwoye. If you split another yam of this size, I shall beak your jaw." (pg.32)
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 and there was a loud report accompanied by the wail of his wives and children. (pg.39)