Nneka converts to Christianity becauseshe gave birth to four sets of twins,and all the children have been abandoned in the Evil Forest. She is pregnant again.
Why does Nneka convert to Christianity in the evil forest?
It is a strange site for the church because it is an evil place, filled with sinister forces. 4. Nneka converts to Christianity because she gave birth to four sets of twins, and all the children have been abandoned in the Evil Forest. She is pregnant again. 5.
What is the relationship between Nwoye and Ikemefuna?
Describe the relationship between Nwoye and Ikemefuna. ( boy they got from the killing of the girl) Nwoye is his son and he does not show affection because that shows weakness. Nwoye and ikemefuna are really good friends
Why do some converts suspend their new faith until after?
Some of the converts suspend their new faith until after the seventh market week because they are afraid the gods and ancestors will wipe out the missionaries. 6. The white missionary goes back to build his headquarters in Umuofia. He pays regular visits to the congregation at Mbanta.
What do Okonkwo and ekwefi decide about Ezinma?
Later, they meet and Okonkwo tells Ekwefi to go home and get some rest and that he would make sure Ezinma was safe. She says no, that she will stay too. Then she makes the decision that if she hears Ezinma crying she will jump out and defend her, even against the gods. This reveals that they both care a lot about Ezinma and about each other.
Why does Obierika bring Okonkwo the money?
Obierika brings Okonkwo the money because he thinks Okonkwo might need it. Obierika does not know what might happen tomorrow. The clan may be invaded by green men who will shoot them.
Why does Okonkwo stay with the missionary?
Okonkwo stays and listens to the missionary because he hopes the Igbo people will chase him out of town or whip him.
What is Okonkwo’s duty?
According to Uchendu, Okonkwo’s duty is to comfort his wives and children and return them to his fatherland after seven years. Uchendu says if Okonkwo allows sorrow to weigh him down and kill him, his family will die in exile. Okonkwo must accept his cousins as his kinsmen.
What does Okonkwo feel about the elders?
Okonkwo feels that the elders’ belief is false; he is a man whose chi says "no" to greatness despite his own efforts to succeed.
Why does Okonkwo seek refuge in his motherland?
Okonkwo seeks refuge in his motherland because he accidentally killed a clansman; he is banished by Ani, the Earth goddess.
Why did Nneka convert to Christianity?
Nneka converts to Christianity because she gave birth to four sets of twins, and all the children have been abandoned in the Evil Forest. She is pregnant again.
Why is Nneka a common name?
The name "Nneka," or "Mother is Supreme," is a common name among the Igbo people because a mother’s nurturing love is respected. (p. 94)
Why does Obierika not want Okonkwo to thank him?
He does not want Okonkwo to thank him because he feels like it’s just something he should do. They are also technically Okonkwo’s earnings because they are his yams that Obierika sold.
Why does Okonkwo tell Ekwefi to go home?
Okonkwo tells Ekwefi to go and get Ezinma because Chielo insisted for it. When Chielo takes her away, Okonkwo and Ekwefi both follow, not knowing about each other following. Later, they meet and Okonkwo tells Ekwefi to go home and get some rest and that he would make sure Ezinma was safe. She says no, that she will stay too. Then she makes the decision that if she hears Ezinma crying she will jump out and defend her, even against the gods. This reveals that they both care a lot about Ezinma and about each other. Okonkwo cares a lot about certain people, but he does not like to show his affection. This is one of the first times he shows his affection throughout the book.
Why did Achebe end part one?
Achebe chose to end part one the way he did because he wanted the readers to think about the villages’ spiritual beliefs and how it affects everyone. The aspects of the funeral that made it possible for accidents to happen was when Okonkwo brought his gun to the funeral. Even if he was a friend to Ezedu, he didn’t have a reason to bring his gun. "Guns were fired on all sides and sparks flew out as machetes changed together in warrior salutes." When Okonkwo’s gun was fired, a piece of iron pierced the boy’s heart. This incident is related to the infiltration of Western technology into a traditional culture because the villages of Umuofia have really different cultures and traditions that they follow.
Why does Okonkwo accept his new life?
Okonkwo does not approve of his new life, but he accepts it because he has no other choice. He does not want to lose his spot on top with his society but he learns to accept that it will happen sooner or later, and Uchendu helps him accept it.
What animal did the Igbo see?
Though the colonizers, for the most part, view the Igbo’s understanding of the world as rudimentary, the Igbo perceive these animal stories such as the account of how the tortoise’s shell came to be bumpy, as logical explanations of natural phenomena. Another important animal image is the figure of the sacred python. Enoch’s alleged killing and eating of the python symbolizes the transition to a new form of spirituality, and a new religious order. Enoch’s disrespect of the python clashes with the Igbo’s reverence for it, epitomizing the incompatibility of colonialist and indigenous values.
What is the point of the story in the story of the Ibos?
The point of the story is to represent the encounter between the Abame and the whites. It relates because Okonkwo and the rest of the Ibos are represented by the baby chick and it’s mother- they are loud and end up dead. The white men are represented by the duckling and it’s mother- quiet and sneaky. They also get their way in the end by acting passive.
What happened to Okonkwo’s gun?
Okonkwo’s gun accidentally goes off and killing a clan member is a crime against the earth goddess. Okonkwo is banned from his village for seven years and forced to go live in his mother’s village. His barns of yams are sold by Obierika.
Why did Okonkwo call Obierika out?
Okonkwo calls Obierika out on not coming with to kill Ikenfuna. Obierija said that Okonkwo should have stayed home too because killing him was wrong. Care what others think and that they rely on what the gods say and signs
Why does Nwoye not show affection?
Nwoye is his son and he does not show affection because that shows weakness. Nwoye and ikemefuna are really good friends
What does Okonkwo beat his wife for?
A week when you have to be nice to your neighbors before harvesting and Okonkwo beats his wife for not being their to make him food. HE has to take things to sacrafie
What is the village gathering place?
Ilo is the village gathering place, playground where all the great ceremonies and dances take place. The wrestling arena
Why is it odd that he defended her?
He defended her. This was odd because based on his personality and previouse actions he would have snapped on her and beat her. He did the opposite this time. She is a strong girl
Is Okonkwo a noble?
Okonkwo is a wealthy man and a noble. What are the signs of his wealth?
Did Okonkwo think he was going back to see his mom and sister?
No, he thought he was going back to see his mom and sister and knew Okonkwo would never let anything happen to him. That he only cares what others think, that’s why he strikes down Ikemefuna
Why did Nneka convert to Christianity?
4. Nneka converts to Christianity because she gave birth to four sets of twins, and all the children have been abandoned in the Evil Forest. She is pregnant again.
What does Okonkwo feel about Nwoye?
9. Okonkwo feels that Nwoye is abandoning the gods of his ancestors and acting like an effeminate old man.
What is the evil forest in Mbanta?
Mbanta is ruled by men of high title, the chief priests, and the elders. 2. Every clan and village has an Evil Forest where they bury those who die of diseases like leprosy and smallpox.