Things Fall Apart Chapters 1-7
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Chapter 1- Describe Okonkwo's position in the clan and his personality.
Okonkwo does not like his father. Independent and hardworking, strong and poweful, high up in the clan.
Chapter 1- Describe Okonkwo's father
Unoka owes people lots of money and likes to do nothing, very lazy. Plays his flute and drinks palm wine.
Chapter 2- Summarize the conflict with Mbaino and explain how it is resolved.
Wife of a clansmen is killed by Mbaino. To avoid a war, the clansmen of Umuofia ask for a virgin (female) and a male (Ikemefuna)
Chapter 2-describe how Okonkwo runs his household and explain his reason for acting this way.
Wicked strict, because he doesn't even want anyone to be as lazy as his father. Okonkwo beats people who get in his way.
Chapter 3- identify Agbala and why Unoka consulted Agbala. What was the result?
Agbala is an oracle of the hills and caves. Unoka went to her to find out why his crop was not good. The result: Agbala said "you're lazy! Go work like a man!"
Chapter 3 What does Okonkwo learn about himself after his crop fails.
His crop fails twice. But he keeps planting. He discovers he has an inflexible will ( preserver over difficult things).
Chapter 4 what does Okonkwos criticism of Osugos show about his character?
Called Osugo a woman because Osugo does not have a title Okonkwo apologizes but isn't really sorry. Okonkwo is cocky, mean and a hater.
Chapter 4 why do Okonkwos enemies criticism him? Is there criticism justifed?
They think fame and fortune went to his head and therefore he's doesn't have to answer to the rules like others. Justifed in their criticism because he is not caring or compassionate towards others.
Tragic hero/ Tragic Flaw
Tragic heros help the world around them but then die. Sacrifice themselves for greater good. Tragic flaws cause deaths, Okonkwos flaw is his anger.
Anything greatly disliked or horrid; noun/adj.
In an initial stage,beginning to devolop; adj.
About to happen; adj.
Assuming power without justification, taking control without asking; adj.
Not having or showing foresight; adj.
Sounding sad and mournful; adj.
Abrupt in manner; blunt; rought; adj.
Comfort recived by a person after a loss or disappointment; noun.
Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret; adj.
Unwilling or hesitant; adj.
To feel sorry for something you have done; adj.
Chapter 5- Explain the importance of the Feast of The Yams
To honor the earth goddess before they harvest the yams. Dig up the old yams before they can have the new yams.
Chapter 5- How do you think the narrator feels about Okonkwos violence towards his second wife?
Okonkwo beats his wife for "killing the banana tree" but she really just took the leaves off of it. Goes to get his gun, goes to shoot Ekwefi but misses and shoots the barn wall. Okonkwo was resented by the community for breaking the week of peace rule.Narrorator potrays Okonkwo in a negative light; didn't really have a reason to beat his wife. Short tempered.
Chapter 6- What do you think Okonkwos second wife means when she says that her daughter "will stay"?
Enzimma is going to stay alive. Ekwefi had 9 children who all died before the age of 6.
Chapter 7- describe Ikemefunas position in the family after three years in Okonkwos household.
What warning does Ogbuefi Ezeudu give Okonkwo about Ikemefuna? What is Okonkwos response?
Ikemefuna calls Okonkwo his father, feels accepted by the family. Nwoye and Ikemefuna are best friends/ brother relationship.
Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes to Okonkwo and says Ikemefuna must die, don't be upset because he is not Okonkwos real son. Okonkwo goes to the clansmen to kill Ikemefuna, takes part in killing him. Okonkwo doesn't want to appear weak so he kills Ikemefuna.
Widly excited or uncontrolled; adj.
The leaf or leaf-like part of a plam or similar plan; noun
Rhythmically beat or throb; noun
To enjoy one's self in a lively or noisy way, usually with drink or dance; verb
Large in quality; adj.
Pretend to be effected by a feeling, state, of injury; verb.