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C tfa 8

  1. 1. Chapter 8 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  2. 2. ● After killing Ikemefuna, Okonkwo didn’t eat for 2 days but only drank palm wine. (asked his son to sit with him but son left after Okonkwo fell asleep) ● On the third day, Ezinma brought him food that Ekwefi made and told him to eat all ● Scolds himself for being weak about killing Ikemefuna ● Goes to visit his friend Obierika ● Talks with him about daughters bride price and about wishing his daughter was a boy. ● Ofoedu comes in telling about old man and woman dying at another tribe ● Okonkwo leaves but comes back later to see Obierika’s suitor ● The men in hut settle on bride price as 20 bags of cowries. They then ate, drank and talked. Basic Events
  3. 3. ● Okonkwo vs. Himself and his guilt for killing Ikemefuna making him weak ● Umuofia vs. Ikemefuna with the decision to kill him ● Okonkwo vs. Obierika a little with their argument over Okonkwo’s actions (going against word to not kill Ikemefuna) Conflicts
  4. 4. ● Snuff ● Punishment for going against oracles word (Okonkwo’s lack of guilt for killing Ikemefuna after he was told not to) ● Only tapping tall trees if the title is won ● Painted skin and fancy clothing to meet suitor ● Bargaining with short broom sticks ● Guests draw lines on floor before eating kola nuts ● In other tribes, suitor brings continuous bags of cowries until they brides family says to stop. Cultural Norms
  5. 5. ● Ozo: The name of one of a persons titles ● Coiffure: Traditional ceremonial headwear ● Uli: A dye used by woman for drawing on the skin ● Jigida: Waist beads Terms and Definitions
  6. 6. ● Obierika-Okonkwo’s friend ● Maduka-Obierika’s son ● Ozoemena-First wife of Ogbuefi ● Akueke-Maduka’s half sister ● Ibe-Suitor ● Ukegbo-Ibe’s father ● Machi ● Amadi-A Leper Characters
  7. 7. ● Asking for blessings or permission for marriage ● Money for wedding preparations between families ● Ceremonial clothing is worn in parts of world Connections
  8. 8. ● Do you think a part of his Grandfather stayed with Okonkwo? ● How could Obierika influence Okonkwo in a positive way? Could he be a good role model? Questions

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