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Okonkwo is determined to be a lord of his clan. He rises from humble beginnings to a position of leadership, and he is a wealthy man. He is driven and determined, but his greatness comes from the same traits that are the source of his weaknesses. He is often too harsh with his family, and he is haunted by a fear of failure.
Okonkwo's fear causes him to mistreat those closest to him. His fear makes him cruel and irrational, and his obsession with masculinity (as he defines it) is responsible for his narrow mindedness. These actions alienate him from his children and wives.