- 1 What happens to the church in things fall apart?
- 2 What terrible accident occurs at the funeral?
- 3 What is the Week of Peace What does Okonkwo do to break it what action does the clan take as a result?
- 4 What happened to Okoli in things fall apart?
- 5 What does Okonkwo do after killing the messenger?
- 6 Why is nwoye attracted to Christianity?
- 7 Who does Okonkwo accidentally kill?
- 8 Why does Okonkwo kill himself?
- 9 What are the Egwugwu that appear at the funeral?
- 10 Who feels a snapping inside upon learning that ikemefuna has been killed?
- 11 What is the Oracle’s response to Unoka’s concerns about not having enough?
- 12 What happens to Okonkwo after he kills ikemefuna?
- 13 Why does Okonkwo regret his exile?
- 14 How did nwoye respond when Obierika confronted?
- 15 How does Okonkwo die?
What happens to the church in things fall apart?
Reverend Smith refuses to move, but he cannot save his church. The church Mr. Brown built is burned to the ground, and the clan is momentarily pacified. The clan retaliates against the Christians by doing the same thing that Enoch did—they destroy the symbol of Christianity by burning down the church.
What terrible accident occurs at the funeral?
What terrible accident occurs at the funeral and what happens to Okonkwo’s family as a result? Ezedu’s sixteen-year-old son falls dead from a gunshot through the heart. Okonkwo only receives the punishment of exile from the Umuofia villages for seven years.
What is the Week of Peace What does Okonkwo do to break it what action does the clan take as a result?
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 happened to Okoli in things fall apart?
The clan decides to ostracize the Christians, preventing them from using the stream. When Mr. Kiaga demands to know why, they explain that they believe Okoli, one of the converts, killed the royal python. Okoli himself falls ill and dies, showing the clan members that the gods are fighting back.
What does Okonkwo do after killing the messenger?
When Okonkwo kills the court messenger, his fellow clansmen almost back away from him in fear; in fact, his violent action is questioned. When he realizes that no one supports him, Okonkwo finally knows that he can’ t save his village and its traditions no matter how fiercely he tries.
Why is nwoye attracted to Christianity?
Nwoye is drawn to Christianity because it seems to answer his long-held doubts about his native religion, specifically the abandonment of twin newborns and Ikemefuna’s death.
Who does Okonkwo accidentally kill?
Okonkwo’s gun accidentally goes off and kills Ezeudu’s sixteen-year-old son. Killing a clansman is a crime against the earth goddess, so Okonkwo must atone by taking his family into exile for seven years.
Why does Okonkwo kill himself?
With a feeling of hopelessness, Okonkwo gives up and hangs himself. He commits suicide because he cannot deal with the changes that the Christian white men are making in his village. While the white man from Europe came in to civilize the Igbo tribe, he did not succeed.
What are the Egwugwu that appear at the funeral?
The egwugwu, men who wear masks and act in the spirits of the ancestors, appear outside. Some run after other people and one threatens mourners with a machete and must be tied up and held back. One egwugwu is so powerful that he freezes others on the spot that they stand.
Who feels a snapping inside upon learning that ikemefuna has been killed?
As soon as his father walked in, that night, Nwoye knew that Ikemefuna had been killed, and something seemed to give way inside him, like the snapping of a tightened bow.
What is the Oracle’s response to Unoka’s concerns about not having enough?
Why does Unoka consult the oracle? What does the oracle tell him? He wants to know why his crops fail. The oracle tells him that he does not put in enough effort (lazy) and to go home and work like a man!
What happens to Okonkwo after he kills ikemefuna?
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
Why does Okonkwo regret his exile?
Okonkwo regrets his exile even though he prospers in his motherland because he feels he would have prospered even more in Umuofia.
How did nwoye respond when Obierika confronted?
When Obierika asked Nwoye why he was in the village, Nwoye responded that he was “one of them.” When asked about his father, Okonkwo, Nwoye replied that “he is not my father.”
How does Okonkwo die?
At the end of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo hangs himself, preferring suicide to the indignity of being dragged before the colonial court.