Ch 23

By John Butler
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Basic Events
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Mr. Smith meets with the District Commissioner

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The District Commissioner pretends to meet with the U...
Cowries
Conflicts
Village vs. White men
Smith vs. Umuofian leaders
Cultural Norms
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The Village Crier beating the ogene for the men of Umuofia to meet in
the marketplace

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Village Meetin...
Terms and Definitions
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egwugwu: Men who disguise themselves as the ancestral spirits of the
village
ilo: Village gre...
Connections to Today
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Consequences of not paying a fine

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Torture
Characters
Okonkwo: He meets with the District commissioner and is imprisoned until the village pays the
fine of 250 bags ...
Questions
1. Do you think holding the six Umuofian
leaders hostage will lead to war?
2. In your opinion, what contributes ...
Things Fall Apart
Chapter 24
by Sam Estabrook
Basic Events

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The six men return home to the village after being released

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During the speech five court mess...
Conflicts
The Village vs. White Men
Okonkwo vs. Egonwanne
Cultural Norms
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Village meetings

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The Crier going around town to let everyone know of the meetin

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Welcoming the pr...
Terms and Definitions
nno- to welcome
Connections to Today
Characters
Questions
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  • In the novel we find the cultural conflict in the society. There are major three parts in this conflict.. There are Three Parts 1. Depicts life in pre colonial Igboland 2. Relates the arrival of the Europeans and the introduction of Christianity 3. Recounts the beginning of systematic colonial control in eastern Nigeria It shows the disintegration suffered by the rich and varied culture of the Igboland with the intrusion of the colonizers. The thing is well presented. You have well explained this topic. Keep it up.
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    1. 1. Ch 23 By John Butler http://rschs.rcsnc.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_4792664/Image/jpatton/things-fall-apartbook.jpg
    2. 2. Basic Events • • Mr. Smith meets with the District Commissioner • The District Commissioner pretends to meet with the Umuofian leaders and has them handcuffed and imprisoned • The Men are then told to pay a fine of 250 bags of Cowries immediately or they will be hanged • After three days of silence Okonkwo tells the others they should have killed the white man and the messenger overhears Okonkwo and they all get beaten by the messenger with a few blows to there head and back • The People of Umuofia are told by the court messengers that they have to pay a fine of 250 bags of Cowries for their leaders to be released • • The Village Crier calls all the men of Umuofia to a meeting in the marketplace The District Commissioner is told that the the six Umuofian leaders molested others, Burned houses, and their church The men of Umuofia agree to collect the 250 bags of Cowries and pay the white men
    3. 3. Cowries
    4. 4. Conflicts Village vs. White men Smith vs. Umuofian leaders
    5. 5. Cultural Norms • The Village Crier beating the ogene for the men of Umuofia to meet in the marketplace • Village Meetings
    6. 6. Terms and Definitions • • • egwugwu: Men who disguise themselves as the ancestral spirits of the village ilo: Village green ogene: a musical instrument; a kind of gong http://www.total-facts-about-nigeria.com/image-files/ogene-music.jpg
    7. 7. Connections to Today • Consequences of not paying a fine • Torture
    8. 8. Characters Okonkwo: He meets with the District commissioner and is imprisoned until the village pays the fine of 250 bags of Cowries District Commissioner: Returns from tour and talks to Mr. Smith. He then pretends to meet with the six Umuofian leaders and has them imprisoned because of molesting others, Burning houses and their church Ogbuefi Ekwueme: One of the six leaders to be imprisoned. Began telling story of how Enoch murdered an egwugwu but was then interrupted by the twelve men who handcuffed the six Umuofian leaders. Mr. Smith: Meets with District Commissioner and accuses the six Umuofian leaders of molesting, destroying houses and the church. Head Messenger: He is the Prisoners Barber. Took a razor and shaved the hair off of all six of the Umuofian leaders Ezinma: She had past the final day for visiting her future husband’s family.
    9. 9. Questions 1. Do you think holding the six Umuofian leaders hostage will lead to war? 2. In your opinion, what contributes most to things falling apart in Umuofia?
    10. 10. Things Fall Apart Chapter 24 by Sam Estabrook
    11. 11. Basic Events • • • • • The six men return home to the village after being released • During the speech five court messengers approach the meeting to order it to end • • Ezinma prepares food for Okonkwo in his obi The village crier announced another meeting would held in the morning Okonkwo swore vengeance on the white man Okika is the first to speak at the meeting in the marketplace, he is one of the six prisoners and an orator Okonkwo then kills one of the messengers with his machete The other messengers leave and the meeting is concluded with the crowd in turmoil Okonkwo wipes his machete and leaves
    12. 12. Conflicts The Village vs. White Men Okonkwo vs. Egonwanne
    13. 13. Cultural Norms • Village meetings • The Crier going around town to let everyone know of the meetin • Welcoming the prisoners with food
    14. 14. Terms and Definitions nno- to welcome
    15. 15. Connections to Today
    16. 16. Characters
    17. 17. Questions

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