explaining to and teaching the Ibo about Christianity He listens to and gently

Explaining to and teaching the ibo about christianity

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explaining to and teaching the Ibo about Christianity He listens to and gently explains the concept of a living God and false gods to Akunna. “In this way Mr. Brown learned a good deal about the religion of the clan and he came to the conclusion that a frontal attack on it would not succeed.” (Pg. 181) Rev. Smith “saw things as black and white. And black was evil.” (Pg. 184) He views the Ibo as ignorant. explaining to and teaching the white men about the Ibo culture Reverend Smith goes to the District Commissioner after his church is burned; the District Commissioner in turn has the six leaders of Umuofia arrested. gaining the respect of the Ibo tribesmen “And so Mr. Brown came to be respected even by the clan…” (Pg. 178) He is presented with an elephant tusk, a sign of respect. Rev. Smith begins dismissing members from the church for not following his rules. reaching out to and/or giving aid to the Ibo tribesmen He starts a school for both young and old in Umuofia. “Mr. Brown’s mission grew from strength to strength, and because of its link with the new administration it earned a new social prestige.” (Pg. 182) He is only interested in numbers in his church, not the individual members. He hides Enoch from the Ibo after the unmask- ing of the egwugwu . Rev. Smith does not give in to the tribesmen and says, “Tell them to go away from here. This is the house of God and I will not live to see it desecrated.” (Pg. 190)
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapters 21-22 Characterization Objective: Comparing and contrasting characters Activity The two missionaries presented in the novel are in Nigeria for the same reason, but they approach their mission very differently. Below is a chart of the problems and opportunities faced by both men. Indicate in the appropriate space‚ how each missionary responds or reacts to the situation through your own explanation or a passage from the text. Finally, in a brief paragraph‚ explain which man you feel is more effective in his mission and your reasons for the choice. PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES CHART S - 113 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart Situation Mr. Brown’s Actions Reverend Smith’s Actions dealing with zealous members of the clan explaining to and teaching the Ibo about Christianity explaining to and teaching the white men about the Ibo culture gaining the respect of the Ibo tribesmen reaching out to and/or giving aid to the Ibo tribesmen
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T - 114 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapters 21-23 Graphic Caricature Objective: Synthesizing character traits Understanding the importance of detail Activity The differences between Mr. Brown and Reverend Smith present a vivid portrayal of their attitudes toward their Christian mission. Achebe, however, chooses not to give a physical description of either missionary, only allowing the reader to know they are white. The reader is left to imagine what each man looks like based on his actions, narration’s, and dialogues.
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