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  • 1. Things Fall Apart Chapter 14 By: Miranda Collard
  • 2. Basic Events ● Okonkwo went to Mbanta his mother's homeland, he was greeted by his uncle Uchendu (the same place where Okonkwo’s mother was buried) ● Okonkwo had to restart and had less inspiration, lose of passion ( to become one of the lords of the clan) ● A ceremony of Uchendu’s son wedding ● Uchendu explains the culture values women as the protectors
  • 3. Lists of Conflicts ● Okonkwo v.s. himself
  • 4. List of Cultural Norms ● For the wedding the family sits in the circle the bride is questioned and a hen is killed ● “the nuts of the water of heaven” ● Women are buried at their home not their husband’s home
  • 5. Connections to Today ● Often times when in trouble go to mothers ● Families come together for weddings
  • 6. Terms Ochu- murder or manslaughter Isa- ifi Ceremony- If a wife had been separated from her husband for some time and were then to be re-united with him, this ceremony would be held to ascertain that she had not been unfaithful to him during the time of their separation Umuada- a family gathering of daughters, for which the female kinsfolk return to their village of origin
  • 7. Characters Uchendu- Okonkwo’s uncle Njide- Oldest daughter of Uchendu Amikwu- The youngest son of Uchendu Akueni- Another daughter of Uchendu
  • 8. Question What do you think about the women being valued in this culture as the protectors? Do you think that Okonkwo is changing?

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