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The "king of crops" — a "man's crop"
An evil child who returns to his/her mother's womb to be reborn
These are seen as a "curse" by the villagers and are thrown away
An individual's "personal god"
A special stone forming a link between ogbanji and the spirit world
The large living quarters of the head of a family
The name of Okonkwo's tribe
This word means "the good one"
Name of Okonkwo's village
The name of the goddess who is the "owner of all land"
Okonkwo gets in trouble for doing thus during the Week of Peace...
He beat his wife
Okonkwo learned (what?) through the drought and the poor harvest...
He can survive anything
Ikemefuna thinks about (what?) in the moments leading up to his death...
Okonkwo reacts (how?) to Ikemefuna's death
He is depressed and drinks palm wine
This character broke his/her pot and the child of Okonkwo's first wife
This character is known as "the good one"
A "sounding board" and friend to Okonkwo
The daughter of Ojuigo
This character had warned Okonkwo to avoid a role in Ikemefuna's death
This character's whole life is dominated by fear of failure and weakness
Obierika's son who is victorious in a wrestling match during the New Yam Festival
The author's point of view
This person is sent to Okonkwo's village as a sacrificial offering
Okonkwo's mother's brother
Term used to describe outcast
This character is disowned by his father due to his religious choice
This missionary gently tries to convert villagers
Mr. Kiaga and/or Mr. Brown
This character's nickname is "Roaring Flame"
Okonkwo's mother's home village
Before marriage, this must be paid to the woman's family
An "iron horse"
Okonkwo's favorite daughter whom he thinks should have been a boy
This character describes the white men as "excrement"
Land where the villagers give the missionaries to build their church
Incorrect dialect translation for the word "myself"
Village wiped out from shooting in the marketplace
Term used for a "worthless man"
The character brings two bags of cowries to Okonkwo
The creature is addressed as "Our Father" and is allowed to go anywhere in the village
The character's name means Mother is Supreme
A village elder says he fears for the younger generation because they do not understand how strong the bond of ________ is
Tradition v. Change (twins=evil, etc) , (that Okonkwo doesn't like change with his village)
• Fate v. Free will (when his gun goes off) , (when Okonkwo killed Ikemefuna)
• Language (whites don't understand the Umuofia people)
• Masculinity (Okonkwo sees Nyowe is weak because he doesn't like masculine things at the beginning)
• Religion (there are good and bad things come with religion)
Why is the novel broken into 3 parts?
1- childhood/ early life
2- his exile
3- after his exile
How do theses strengths or weaknesses manifest themselves throughout the novel?
Look at your notes, be specific
What are some similarities in religion between the white men and Umuofia
think of Mr. Brown and Akunna in ch. 21
-his dad was the high priest of the snake cult
-he "supposedly" ate the python
-his dad cursed him
-he converted and was very faithful
-he took a mask off an Egwugwu which was a crime
- one of the clan leaders
-serves as a bridge between the Umuofia people of Nigeria and the white missionaries
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