Things Fall Apart: Chapter 19

By Ryan Hesseltine
Basic Events
• - Okonkwo’s seven years of exile are drawing to an end
• -Okonkwo provides a large feast for his mother’s k...
Conflicts
• Okonkwo vs Self: If going back to Umuofia will be the right decision.

• Young generation vs new religion: A l...
List of cultural norms, expectations, rituals and beliefs.
• -Okonkwo providing a thank you feast for all the people that ...
Terms and Definitions
• Omunna- a wide group of kinsmen. They use this word during the feast
referring to all the kinsmen ...
Connections to today
• -Elders being worried about new religions effect on younger generation
connects to elders being wor...
Characters
• Okonkwo- in last year of exile, desperately wants to
return to Umuofia, grateful for Mbanta people but regret...
Questions
• 1) Do you think it’s a good decision for
Okonkwo to return to Umuofia?
• 2) Do you think people converting to ...
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  1. 1. Things Fall Apart: Chapter 19 By Ryan Hesseltine
  2. 2. Basic Events • - Okonkwo’s seven years of exile are drawing to an end • -Okonkwo provides a large feast for his mother’s kinsmen. • -Okonkwo pays Obierika to begin building two huts in his old compound • -At the feast there is a lot of talk about the new religion being a serious threat.
  3. 3. Conflicts • Okonkwo vs Self: If going back to Umuofia will be the right decision. • Young generation vs new religion: A lot of the elders fear that this new religion is dangerous and could make a lot of the younger people in the clans convert.
  4. 4. List of cultural norms, expectations, rituals and beliefs. • -Okonkwo providing a thank you feast for all the people that helped him in Mbanta. • - People are breaking their expectations of staying true to their own religion by converting to christianity.
  5. 5. Terms and Definitions • Omunna- a wide group of kinsmen. They use this word during the feast referring to all the kinsmen Okonkwo invited. • Obi- Large living quarters for head of the family. Okonkwo has to build this by himself when he returns to Umuofia.
  6. 6. Connections to today • -Elders being worried about new religions effect on younger generation connects to elders being worried about the younger generation today. Everything based off technology. • - Okonkwo wanting to go back to Umuofia and regain power. Connects to today cause most people are power hungry and like to be the best of the best.
  7. 7. Characters • Okonkwo- in last year of exile, desperately wants to return to Umuofia, grateful for Mbanta people but regrets missed opportunities in Umuofia. • Oldest Member of umunna- Wise old man who at the feast talks about how worried he is for younger generation and this new religion.
  8. 8. Questions • 1) Do you think it’s a good decision for Okonkwo to return to Umuofia? • 2) Do you think people converting to new religion is a bad thing?

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