PART TWO Chapter Fourteen Vocabulary sisal plant material like rattan mirthless

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PART TWO Chapter Fourteen Vocabulary sisal – plant material like rattan mirthless – joyless 1. Why does Okonkwo sit in a “silent half-sleep”? (Pg. 131) He is starting all over again, without the strength of youth. Most of his life, he worked to become one of the lords of the clan, but now that is impossible. He realizes his chi is not made for great things. 2. Briefly describe the final isa-ifi marriage ceremony. Holding a hen in her right hand, the bride sits in a circle of her female relatives. She is asked to confess any other relationships truthfully, or she will die in childbirth. After the questions, the hen is killed, and the bride goes to her new husband’s hut. 3. Why is a woman brought back to her kinsmen to be buried? A mother is there to protect her children, just as the homeland of a warrior’s mother is there to protect the warrior. When Okonkwo needs a refuge, he returns to his mother’s homeland.
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T-15 Chapter Fifteen Vocabulary ominous – threatening, menacing abomination – disgust; something horrible 1. Why does the Abame clan kill the white man? The oracle told them that he would “break their clan and spread destruction among them.”(Pg. 138) In addition, other white men were on their way. 2. What evidence is there in this chapter that the clans do not understand the white man’s way of life? They tie the bicycle (iron horse) to a tree thinking it might move on its own. They do not understand the simplest tools of the white man and have no comprehension of the white man’s power to destroy the clans. 3. Support or refute the following statement: The white men do not want to know anything about the clan’s culture because they think it is inherently inferior and not worth learning about. The white men kill the Abames with no explanation about the killing of the first white man. The whites slaughter the clan when it is helpless and defenseless. Whole families are killed indiscriminately; it is like exterminating rodents. 4. What moral lesson is taught by the fable of the mother kite and her daughter? “There is nothing to fear from someone who shouts” “Never kill a man who says nothing.” (Pg. 140) 5. Find a proverb about a newly married man. “Never make an early morning appointment with a man who has just married a new wife.” (Pg. 141)
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T-16 Chapter Sixteen Vocabulary enthralled – spellbound callow – immature evangelists – Christian preachers benevolently – kindly 1. Why is Nwoye interested in the missionaries? He is captivated by the poetry of the religion. He is unhappy with his own religion because of Ikemefuna’s death and the killing of newborn twins. 2. What is Okonkwo’s opinion of the white religion? Is there anything about the missionaries that the Ibo people like?
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