Things Fall Apart chapters 8-10

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valor

courage

resignation

acceptance/ lack of resistance

elude

avoide/ evade

mutilate

disfigure

malevolence

evilness

listless

lacking in energy

specious

seemingly reliable but incorrect

communal

group of people

pandemonium

wild uproar of noise

esoteric

secretive

approbation

approval

manifest

made clear

Okonkwo did this when he thought of his father's weaknesses and failures

tried to occupy his mind

Okonkwo does this when he thinks about Ikemefuna's death

tells himself that he is strong and he wasn't weak when he did it

Obierika tells Okonkwo that Ikemefuna's death

made the earth goddess unhappy and the death harmed the family.

Describe the meeting tko determine Obierika's daughter's bride price.

The suitors gathered; palm-wine was given; the bride shook hands with her suitors family. The price of the bride was hagled over before reaching the consenses of 20 bags of cowrils

The men thought the "white men" were

leprosy

Relationship between Ekwefi and Ezinma

Like sisters; equals; Ezinma calls Ekwefi by name

Ekwefi's difficulties with getting pregnant

9 out of 10 of her children have died; only Ezinma surivived

After Ekwefi had her second shild die, the medicine man told her

that she should go live with her family when she is pregnant again to ward off widkedness. the 3rd child was mutilated and thrown in the forest.

The burial of Ekwefi's 3rd child

The 3rd child was mutilated and thrown in the forest to prevent the baby from tormenting his mother again

Ezinma's iyi-uwa

it it was destroyed, she could live

Okonkwo cured Ezinma's iba illness by

Okonkwo gathered leaves, grasses, and barks of trees, boiled them, then blasted the steam into Ezinma's face

Ceromony in Chapter 10

The purpose of the ceromony is to settle a dispute about repayment for a run-away wife

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