Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart
Chapter 1
1. Okonkwo brings honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat. 2. Unkona changes the subject because he was a coward and couldn’t bear the sight of blood. 3. Okoye needed to collect a past debt from Unkona because he was going to take the Idemili title, which was an expensive ceremony. 4. Okonkwo was a wealthy farmer, had two barns full of yams, and was married to three wives. He also taken two titles and had shown incredible prowess in two inter-tribal wars. Chapter 2

1. The people of Umuofia feared darkness.
2. The emergency was that a woman from Umuofia was killed in Mbaino 3. Mbaino gives Okonkwo a lad of fifteen and a young virgin as an offering for the murder of the woman from Umuofia. 4. Okonkwo fears failure and weakness.

5. Ikemefuna was terribly afraid and couldn’t understand what was happening to him Chapter 3
1. The people of Umuofia will consult Agbala whenmisfortune dogged their steps or when they had a dispute with ther neighbors. The Oracle said Unoka’s crops were failing because Unoka was not working as hard as the other men in the village. 2. Unoka died from a swelling in the stomach and was not allowed to be buried. 3. Okonkwo would try to protect his yams and pray that rain will fall in the night , but instead his yams were killed. Okonkwo would have a cold shiver whenever he thought of that year. Chapter 4

1. Okonkwo insults Osugo because Osugo had no titles.
2. Nwoye’s mother treated Ikemenfuna as one of her own children. 3. Okonkwo beats Ojiugo because Ojiugo did not return home early enough to cook the afternoon mean . 4. The people of Umuofia observe the Week of Peace because no work was done during the Week of Peace. Chapter 5

1. Men and woemn looked forward to the New Yam Festival because it began the season of plent-the new year. 2. Ewefi cut a few leaves off a banana tree which angered Okonkwo. 3. On the second day of the new year, it was the day of the great wrestling match between Okonkwo’s village and their neighbors. 4. Ekwefi tells Ezinma that Ezinma will see something because of her upper eyelid twitching. Chapter 6

1. The elders and grandees of the village were allowed to sit around the huge circle of the wrestling ring. 2. The tree is considered sacred because the spirits of good children livend in that tree waiting to be borm 3. Chielo is the priestess of Agbala, the Oracle of the Hills and the Caves, in real life. Chapter 7

1. Okonkwo wanted Nwoye to grow into a tough young man capable of ruling his father’s household when he was dead and gone to join the ancestors. 2. The message is that Umuofia decided to kill Ikemefuna

3. Okonkwo tells Ikemefuna that Ikemefuna is going to be taken home. 4. Okonkwo gives the final thrust of the machete that ends Ikemefuna’s life. Chapter 8
1. Okonkwo wouldn’t eat, only drank palmwine , and was too weak that his legs could hardly carry him. 2. Okonkwo worrys about Nwoye because Nwoye isn’t the man that Okonkwo wanted him to be. 3. The man is forbidden to climb the tall palm trees.

4. The suitor and his relatives examines Akueke to see if shes ripe enough for marriage. Chapter 9
1. Ekwefi tells Okonkwo that Ezinma was dying.
2. The medicine man told Okonkwo that the child was an ogbanje, one of the wicked children who, when they died, enter their mother’s wombs to be born again. 3. Okagbue digs up an iyi-uwa.
Chapter 10
1. Mgbafo and her brothers, and Uzowule and his relatives were the people who stood facing toward the elders. 2. The law states that if a woman runs away from her husband, her bride-price is returned. 3. Uzowulu has to go to his in-laws with a pot of wine and beg his wife to return to him. 4. The egwugwu decides he wouldn’t listen to anymore decisions. Chapter 11

1. Ekwefi follows Chielo after Chielo carried away Ezinma. 2. Chielo brings Ezinma to a shrine....
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