"And he sought to correct him by nagging and beating him." (Pg.13)
You better shape up now.
"Okonkwo's 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)
"Okonkwo was provoked to unjustifiable anger by his youngest wife, who went to plait her hair at a friends house, and did not return early enough to cook the afternoon meal ." (Pg.29)
HOW DARE YOU. WHERE'S MY FOOD?
Okonkwo's doesn't like how his son is acting. He plans on correcting his behavior by beating him.
Who killed the banana tree?
Okoknwo didn't like what his wife murmured. This caused Okonkwo to shoot at her but he missed.
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My father is so lazy.
Okonkwo had a fiery temper when he didn't receive his afternoon meal from his youngest wife. He beat her on the Week of Peace.
Okonkwo got mad at his second wife because she cut off a few leaves from the banana tree to wrap food. He thinks she killed the tree.
"Okonkwo gave his second wife a beating and left her and her only daughter wife." (Pg.27)
Okonkwo's father was very lazy when he was young. Okonkwo tries not to be like his father so he doesn't appear weak to his village.
"Even has a little boy he had resented his father's failures and weaknesses." (Pg.13)
Okonkwo is a wealthy member of a clan where people who have wrestling title are highly respected. In his youth he defended Amazline the Cat who was undefeated until this match. The win brought honor to the village.
"Okonkwo never showed any emotion openly unless it be the emotion of anger." (Pg.27)