Pg 207 suicide is intolerable among the ibo society

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the Earth, and a man who commits it will not be buried by his clansmen.” (Pg. 207) Suicide is intolerable among the Ibo society even in modern times. It is still considered a sin against the Earth and is an unacceptable action, in any form or at any age. Answer the following questions: 1. Why do you believe Okonkwo chooses to commit suicide? 2. What would have been his punishment for murder? 3. From the text of the book, what does the reader know about those who commit suicide? 4. How does this knowledge contradict Okonkwo’s traditional values? 5. How does this knowledge explain Okonkwo’s choice? 6. Were there any warning signs that Okonkwo was suicidal that the reader should have recognized before this point? 7. What does Okonkwo’s death reveal about his feelings about himself? 8. What does Okonkwo’s death reveal about his feelings for his clan? S - 121 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 122 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapters 20-25 Character Casting Objective: Understanding the importance of casting Identifying physical and psychological traits of a character Identifying appropriate modern day actors for characters Activity You are a Hollywood producer and plan to produce a film version of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart . Since the novel is a personal favorite, you are very concerned about how true it is to Achebe’s original version; therefore, you plan to oversee the casting yourself. Using the Character Casting Chart , identify specific physical and psychological traits for the main characters in the novel. Then, choose a modern actor for each character. In addition to physical and psychological characteristics, also think about how the actors you choose might interact with each other in various events.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapters 20-25 Character Casting Objective: Understanding the importance of casting Identifying physical and psychological traits of a character Identifying appropriate modern day actors for characters Activity You are a Hollywood producer and plan to produce a film version of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart . Since the novel is a personal favorite, you are very concerned about how true it is to Achebe’s original version; therefore, you plan to oversee the casting yourself. Using the Character Casting Chart , identify specific physical and psychological traits for the main characters in the novel. Then, choose a modern actor for each character. In addition to physical and psychological characteristics, also think about how the actors you choose might interact with each other in various events. S - 123 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 124 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart CHARACTER CASTING CHART Note to Teacher: Answers will vary, especially with the choice of actors. Students may infer some physical traits that are not given in the drama.
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