Chapter 21
Emily
Chateauneuf
Characters
New

•Mr. Brown
o

White missionary

o

“peacekeeper” - keeps members of his group in line

o

Missionary

o

s...
Events
● White men bring new religion and a flow of money into Umuofia through
a trading store
● Brown and Akunna talk abo...
Conflicts

• Mr. Brown vs Okonkwo
o

news about Nwoye

o

groups “hot head”

o

changes to his village and clan since his ...
Terms
kotma - court messengers
ozo - name of a title or rank
ikenga - ???
Cultural Norms

• Mr. Brown given the tusk -sign of dignity and respect
• daughters attract attention from suitors
*Mr. Br...
Connections to Today

• Okonkwo realizing how much has changed in a short

time - like going to college and seeing your ho...
Questions

• What do you think Mr. Brown is referring to when he
•

says, “Everything was possible… but everything was
not...
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    1. 1. Chapter 21 Emily Chateauneuf
    2. 2. Characters New •Mr. Brown o White missionary o “peacekeeper” - keeps members of his group in line o Missionary o son of the priest of snake cult - “cursed” o hardest to control for Mr. Brown o 1 of the “great men” of the village o gave one of his sons to learn at Mr. Brown’s school •Enoch •Akunna Old •Okonkwo o personal grief for the fact that his home had changed so much while he was gone
    3. 3. Events ● White men bring new religion and a flow of money into Umuofia through a trading store ● Brown and Akunna talk about their separate religions and gain understanding for one another ● Mr. Brown builds a school and a hospital in Umuofia - still trying to assimilate the Ibo people to the white European culture ● Mr. Brown visits Okonkwo to tell good news about Nwoye (“Isaac”) but Okonkwo threatens to throw him out
    4. 4. Conflicts • Mr. Brown vs Okonkwo o news about Nwoye o groups “hot head” o changes to his village and clan since his exile • Mr. Brown vs Enoch • Okonkwo vs himself
    5. 5. Terms kotma - court messengers ozo - name of a title or rank ikenga - ???
    6. 6. Cultural Norms • Mr. Brown given the tusk -sign of dignity and respect • daughters attract attention from suitors *Mr. Brown is seeing the Ibo people fulfill cultural norms of the white culture - getting jobs, being more open to the religion, becoming educated
    7. 7. Connections to Today • Okonkwo realizing how much has changed in a short time - like going to college and seeing your hometown has changed • people in different religions respect their god but also share some sort of fear that comes from respecting the power of their god
    8. 8. Questions • What do you think Mr. Brown is referring to when he • says, “Everything was possible… but everything was not expedient”? hat does this mean? Would Okonkwo ever leave Umuofia again because he disliked the way it had changed; or would his loyalty to the clan overpower that?

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