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Things Fall Apart chapters 8-10
acceptance/ lack of resistance
lacking in energy
seemingly reliable but incorrect
group of people
wild uproar of noise
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
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
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