What are the conflicts in things fall apart
Major conflict On one level, the conflict is between the traditional society of Umuofia and the new customs brought by the whites, which are in turn adopted by many of the villagers. Okonkwo also struggles to be as different from his deceased father as possible.
What happened in chapter 15 of Things Fall Apart
Summary: Chapter 15
The village elders consulted their oracle, which prophesied that the white man would be followed by others, who would bring destruction to Abame. The villagers killed the white man and tied his bicycle to their sacred tree to prevent it from getting away and telling the white man's friends.
Who hurts Okonkwo
Okonkwo hears through the grapevine that Nwoye has been spending time with the Christians. Okonkwo attacks his son and demands to know where he's been (the answer is with the Christians). Though Uchendu prevents Okonkwo from further harming Nwoye, Okonkwo disowns his son.
What chapter did Okonkwo beat his wife
Summary: Chapter 5
With nothing to do, Okonkwo becomes angry, and he finally comes up with an excuse to beat his second wife, Ekwefi. He then decides to go hunting with his gun.
What time period is Things Fall Apart set in
Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with the impact of British colonialism on the traditional Igbo society in Nigeria. Published in 1958 – just two years before the end of a century of British rule in Nigeria – the novel celebrates its 50th anniversary of publication this year.
How old is Okonkwo in Things Fall Apart
We meet Okonkwo at about the age of 38 at the height of his fame. The foundation of this fame — his wrestling feats — are at least twenty years behind him and he had added to them by showing “incredible prowess in two inter-tribal wars.”
Why was Okonkwo exiled
Because killing a clansman is a crime against the earth goddess, Okonkwo must take his family into exile for seven years in order to atone. He gathers his most valuable belongings and takes his family to his mother's natal village, Mbanta.
How did ikemefuna end up
When the village elders decide the time has come to kill Ikemefuna and finally settle the dispute with the neighboring village, Okonkwo insists on taking part in the execution, despite the fact that the boy calls him “father.” Okonkwo ends up killing Ikemefuna himself out of fear that his failure to take responsibility
How did things fall apart for Okonkwo
Okonkwo's life has fallen apart because of his violent nature and his non acceptance to change, not because of the actions of those around him. Okonkwo's violent nature has caused his life to fall apart.
What was the conflict between Umuofia and Mbaino
The conflict was because Mbaino killed one one the daughters of Umuofia when she was buying palm wine. This conflict was important because it showed the fear from the neighboring villages to Umuofia.
What problems does the author outline in Things Fall Apart
The novel chronicles the life of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo community, from the events leading up to his banishment from the community for accidentally killing a clansman, through the seven years of his exile, to his return, and it addresses a particular problem of emergent Africa—the intrusion in the 1890s of
What are the major events in Things Fall Apart
- Mar 10, 1954. Okonkwo great victory.
- Apr 24, 1957. Personalities of Unoka who was Okonkwo's father.
- Aug 18, 1958. Okonkwo went to Mbaino to take revenge.
- Jul 18, 1960. Okonkwo broke the peace.
- Sep 18, 1961. Ikemefuna is died.
- Jul 24, 1966. Okonkwo Arrives in His Motherland Mbanta.
- Jul 28, 1966.
- Dec 16, 1968.
How is the conflict resolved
Conflicts can be resolved in a variety of ways, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Negotiation. In conflict resolution, you can and should draw on the same principles of collaborative negotiation that you use in dealmaking.
What is the climax in Things Fall Apart
Climax. The climactic point in the novel arises when, Okonkwo, without his realizing it, shoots a young member of his community and kills him. Though this was an accident, Okonkwo has to abide with the law that deems he should be banished from his village for seven years.
Why did Okonkwo beat his youngest wife
During the Week of Peace, Okonkwo notices that his youngest wife, Ojiugo, has left her hut to have her hair braided without having cooked dinner. He beats her for her negligence, shamefully breaking the peace of the sacred week in a transgression known as nso-ani.
What causes the downfall of Okonkwo
In Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo's fear of weakness along with the arrival of Christianity causes Okonkwo's downfall. One of the main causes of Okonkwo's downfall is his fear of being like his father, who was weak and considered a failure.
What do Okonkwo uchendu and Obierika do in the chapter 15
In the fifteenth chapter of Things Fall Apart, Obierika comes to visit Okonkwo. He brings Okonkwo money for his family and then sits with Okonkwo and Uchendu to tell them the story of white men visiting and wiping out the village of Abame.
What happens in chapter 16 of Things Fall Apart
Chapter sixteen of Things Fall Apart shares that Nwoye has left his family and turned away from Okonkwo. Obierika travels to see Okonkwo, who will not speak about it, but Nwoye's mother shares the story of the Christian missionaries who came to Mbanta to speak.