Things Fall Apart chapters 8-14
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Chapter 8- How does Okonkwo react to Ikemefunas death?
Okonkwo seems tourtured about ikemefunas death. He could not tast food, could not sleep, drank palm wine morning till night.
Chapter 8- Why does Okonkwo doubt Oguefi Ndulues streangth? Do you feel his opinion of the elder is justified?
Okonkwo doubted Oguefi because he always consulted his wife or others. Okonkwo's opinion was not justified because Oguefi used his wife and others to help him make tough decisions to avoid war with other tribes.
Chapter 9- Why is Ezinma so special to Ekwefi?
Ezinma is her only child and center of her world. Ezinma is the only survival. They are tight- more than a mother and daughter relationship. They eat eggs in bedrooms a special/secret thing.
Chapter 9- Describe what Okonkwo's reaction to Ezinmas illness show about him as a father.
It shows that he can be a caring father to people he really cares about. He responded quickly by getting herbs for medicine and built a sweat lodge to help with her illness. He may not always show his caring emotions but does caring actions.
To give into whims, desires or wishes. Adj.
Noun. an expression of sharp disapproval or criticism. Verb. express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actions.
Noun. Boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle. Heroic courage and bravery.
Noun. Approval or Paris.
Boldness or daring. Noun.
Chapter 10 and 11- Who are the Eqwugwu and how do they settle the wife-beating case? What does this show of the Igbo's justice system?
Eqwugwu are the nine elders each present a village of the clan. They wear giant masks to make them anonymous. They settle the wife beating case by telling him to bring palm wine to her family and beg/apologize. The wife is to return home. This shows that there is a justice system but it seems to favor men more than woman due to the fact the wife received nothing for the beatings and he was nit directly told not to beat her again by the Igbo. Igbo state it is not brave to fight with a woman (they publicly shame him not to do it). The family threatened to hurt him if he beat her again. Eqwugwu is like our Supreme Court (civilized).
Chapter 11- Why do you think Achebe includes the story of the Tortoise?
To show how one can be greedy and asks for things from others. If not grateful, eventually one will soon will lose their way and results in pay back or punishment. The Tortoise is known as a personified trickster.
Adj. having qualities ascribed to men like strength or boldness
Noun. Social, political, and economic right for women equal to those of men
Chapter 12- How has Okonkwo tried to protect Ezinma? What does this show about his character?
He tried to look out for her when she was sick. It shows that he may not be outwardly kind but he cares. Okonkwo followed when Ezinma was taken to the caves for healing. Ezinma's mother also follows even though she was told not to. He circles (paces) sound the cave.
Chapter 12- Describe the uri and explain what the uri represents of Igbo community.
The uri is when the brides suitor brings pots of palm wine to her immediate family. It represents
Noun. A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful
Adj. intended for or understood by a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
Noun. Condition or state of being malevolent (wishing harm or evil on someone)
Noun. Wild uproar or unstrained order
Adj. famous or well known typically for some bad quality or deed
Noun. A skilled public speaker
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