Things Fall
Apart Chapter 3-
4
By Chris Pandiscio & Torsten Nilsson
Chapter 3
Basic Events
● Unoka goes to oracle
● Okonkwo eats and drinks with Nwakibie
● convinces him to give him 400 seeds
● the we...
List of conflicts
●
Weather vs Okonkwo and his crops
Cultural norms,
expectations, rituals,beliefs
● seeing oracle for advice/answers
● formal dinners and drinking wine
● aski...
Terms and definitions
Agbala - Oracle
Connections with today
● farmers success depends on how their crops
do
● Asking for seeds is similar to asking for
someone...
Characters
● Chika - Priestess who has power of the gods
● Nwakibie - Wealthy tribe member
Questions
● Will Okonkwo’s next attempt at farming be
better?
● Will he use his failed attempt to grow yams
to motivate hi...
Chapter 4
Basic Events
● Okonkwo rise from poverty to success is revealed
● Mbaino gives the boy and the virgin to Umuofia
● Okonkwo...
List of Conflicts
● Whether Mbaino would give the sacrifice or go to war
● Okonkwo beating his third wife
● Rain season pr...
Cultural Norms, Expectations,
Rituals,Beliefs
● Sacrifices to avoid war
● Week of Peace
● Priest of the Earth Goddess
Terms & Definitions
● Chi - One’s personal God
○ Used when describing how Okonkwo went against his chi by beating
his wife...
Connections with Today
● People today have certain traditions where for a period
of time one is restricted of doing things...
Characters
● Ikemefuna - Boy that is given as a sacrifice to Umuofia
○ Okonkwo is designated to look after him
● Ojiugo - ...
Questions
● Will Ikemefuna ever truly become like a family member
of Okonkwo’s household?
● Will Okonkwo’s temper continue...
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  1. 1. Things Fall Apart Chapter 3- 4 By Chris Pandiscio & Torsten Nilsson
  2. 2. Chapter 3
  3. 3. Basic Events ● Unoka goes to oracle ● Okonkwo eats and drinks with Nwakibie ● convinces him to give him 400 seeds ● the weather is not good for farming and his crops fail
  4. 4. List of conflicts ● Weather vs Okonkwo and his crops
  5. 5. Cultural norms, expectations, rituals,beliefs ● seeing oracle for advice/answers ● formal dinners and drinking wine ● asking more affluent people for seeds ● farming yams
  6. 6. Terms and definitions Agbala - Oracle
  7. 7. Connections with today ● farmers success depends on how their crops do ● Asking for seeds is similar to asking for someone to invest in a business today
  8. 8. Characters ● Chika - Priestess who has power of the gods ● Nwakibie - Wealthy tribe member
  9. 9. Questions ● Will Okonkwo’s next attempt at farming be better? ● Will he use his failed attempt to grow yams to motivate him to do well next time?
  10. 10. Chapter 4
  11. 11. Basic Events ● Okonkwo rise from poverty to success is revealed ● Mbaino gives the boy and the virgin to Umuofia ● Okonkwo beats his third wife for not making his meal in time during the Week of Peace ● The Priest of the Earth Goddess makes Okonkwo repent by having him give sacrifices to the Goddess’s shrine ● Planting season starts. Okonkwo has Nwoye and Ikemefuna help him ● He constantly scolds them and threatens to beat them in order to make them tougher ● The rain season arrives ● Ikemefuna and Nwoye become close as Ikemefuna tells Nwoye folktales
  12. 12. List of Conflicts ● Whether Mbaino would give the sacrifice or go to war ● Okonkwo beating his third wife ● Rain season preventing anymore planting
  13. 13. Cultural Norms, Expectations, Rituals,Beliefs ● Sacrifices to avoid war ● Week of Peace ● Priest of the Earth Goddess
  14. 14. Terms & Definitions ● Chi - One’s personal God ○ Used when describing how Okonkwo went against his chi by beating his wife and not acting repentful ● Obi - The part of the house where the head family member lives ○ Where Okonkwo goes to wait for his third wife ● Eze-agadi-nwayi - Teeth of an old woman or the name for a corn cob ○ Used when Ikemefuna is describing folktales to Nwoye ● Nso-ani - Sacrilege ○ Used to describe Okonkwo’s actions
  15. 15. Connections with Today ● People today have certain traditions where for a period of time one is restricted of doing things (ex. Moment of Silence) ● Priests in Catholic religion will sometimes ask people to repent their sins ● Parents can be hard on their kids too in order to make them better
  16. 16. Characters ● Ikemefuna - Boy that is given as a sacrifice to Umuofia ○ Okonkwo is designated to look after him ● Ojiugo - Okonkwo’s third wife ● Nwoye - Okonkwo’s oldest son ● Eneani - Priest of the Earth Goddess
  17. 17. Questions ● Will Ikemefuna ever truly become like a family member of Okonkwo’s household? ● Will Okonkwo’s temper continue to cause trouble in the village?

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