Things Fall Apart

How does his relationship with his father set Okonkwo up to experience conflict in the future?

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Okonkwo was ashamed of his father. He felt his father was weak. Okonkwo was hence paranoid of weakness or the mere appearance of being weak. This really hurts his relationships with all people. He even kills his adopted son to avoid looking weak.