Abridged Things Fall Apart

Reread the first sentence of the novel. What purpose does this sentence serve?
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How does Okonkwo feel about war? Why do you think he feels this way?He was not scared of war. He was a man of action during battles.Describe the nature of the conflict between the villages, Mbaino and Umuofia?Mbaino killed one of the daughters of Umuofia.How do other tribes feel about Umuofia?Umuofia was feared by all of their neighbors.Why is Okonkwo chosen to visit Mbaino?Okonkwo was respected by all the people in the tribe so they thought he should go.Describe the family structure of Okonkwo's tribe.Everyone in Okonkwo's family, especially the wives, lived in fear.How would Okonkwo's rule of his household be interpreted in Western culture?ControllingWhy does Okonkwo treat his family the way he does? How does Achebe want the reader to feel about Okonkwo?He treats his family as a boss and controls them by fear. Achebe is is afraid of Okonkwo.Achebe informs the reader that there is a word that means both "woman" and "a man who had taken no title." Why does he share this information with the reader?Who is Nwoye? How does Okonkwo feel about him? Is Okonkwo's description of Nwoye accurate? How doe we know?Nwoye is Okonkwo's 1st son. Okonkwo feels like Nwoye is just like father, lazyDescribe the compound where Okonkwo and his family live. What does this tell the reader about Okonkwo.Okonkwo lives in a huge red, brick wall. Okwonkwo is very religious.Why must people crawl when visiting Agbala?What is a "chi"? How is it important in the story?Chi is a spirit or a power of some sort in the body. Chi is important in the Ibo culture because, chi helps the people make good decisions.Why is Unoka left to die in the Evil Forest?Because Unoka had bad chi.Who is Nwakibie? How does the reader know that his is successful?Nwakibie is the person that Okonkwo sees for a share-cropping deal. He's successful because he has 9 wives and 30 children. He is the highest in the clan.Why does Nwakibie agree to let Okonkwo use his yams for share-cropping?What does the reader learn about Okonkwo from the following passage? "Okonkwo did not taste the any food for 2 days after the death of Ikemefuna. He drank palm-wine from morning til night and his eyes were red and fierce like the eyes of a rat when it was caught by the tail and dashed against the floor."Okonkwo feels depressed because he killed Ikemefuna.What theme is advanced by the following passage? "When did you become a shivering old woman, "Okonkwo asked himself, "you, who are known in all the 9 villages for your valor in war? How can a man who has killed 5 men in battle fall to pieces because he has added a boy to their number? Okonkwo, you have become a woman indeed."Okonkwo is having inner thoughts about how mad he is for killing Ikemefuna. Having self doubt about his actions.How could the following line be an example of foreshadowing: "Okonkwo was not a man of thought but of action."Okonkwo did not think of the consequences of killing Ikemefuna.What does Obierika believe about Okonkwo's decision to assist in helping carry out Ikemefuna's death? What might this foreshadow?Obierika thought it was wrong to kill Ikemefuna and for Okonkwo to be a part of it. Othe stor konkwo would be punished in the future.Achebe spends some time developing the story of Ozoemena and Ndulue. What is the purpose of this story? What does it illustrate about the differences in the way of thinking between Okonkwo and Obierika, but also the village as a whole?The purpose of the story was to show that 2 men didn't think he could be manly and a good husband. Okwonkwo is mean to his wives but he is strong. Ndulae was strong and nice to his wives. The village believed kindness was weaknessHow does the reader know that Okonkwo is worried, not only about the future of his family, but also the future of the village? How does the chapter establish that things are beginning to change in the village?Okonkwo couldn't eat, he drank wine morning till night and couldn't sleep, he was worried about his punishment because his family liked Ikemefuna. The customs of the village were starting to change.How are white people introduced in this chapter? What is the tone of the chapter at the time they are introduced?They are white like a piece of chalk. They are making fun of the color of their skin.Ekwefi (Okonkwo's 2nd wife) has suffered great tragedy in her life. What is the hardship she faced?Out of her 10 children, 9 had died in infancyWhat is an ogbanje and how does it relate to Ezinma's illness?Ogbanje is a dead child's spirit. They believe Ezinma's illness is because the child is trying to go back into the womb to be born again.What does the indirect characterization acronym STEAL stand for? S - Speak T - Thoughts E - Effects A - Actions L - Looks