This is Okonkwo. He is a hero, but one of his tragic flaws is his inability to control his anger.
No!! please stop hitting me..
Okonkwo plans on correcting his son Nwoye's behavior by beating him. "And he sought to correct him by nagging and beating him" ( Pg. 13)
Okonkwo does not like showing any emotion other than anger towards people. "Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly unless it be the emotion of anger." (Pg. 28)
Okonkwo was very mad at his youngest wife and he beat her. "Okonkwo was provoked to unjustifiable anger by his youngest wife, who went to plait her hair at a friend's house, and did not return early enough to cook the afternoon meal." (Pg. 29)
Okonkwo got mad at his 2nd wife because she cut a few leaves from a banana tree to wrap food and he said that she had killed the tree. "Without further argument Okonkwo gave her a sound beating and let her and her only daughter crying." (Pg.38)
Who killed this banana tree????
Okonkwo's wife murmured something he did not like and he tried to shoot her. "Okonkwo heard it and ran madly into his room for the loaded gun, ran out again and aimed at her... He pressed the trigger..." (Pg.38)