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Example of starting ideas: 1. Nwoye is living in Umuofia and is actively involved with the Christian missionaries. He returns to his family in an effort to persuade them to convert to the Christian religion. 2. Ezinma returns for Okonkwo’s burial and decides to take a major role in rebuilding her family. Because she is a woman, she is faced with hostility and obstacles. 3. Obierika, once the peacemaker of the Umuofian leaders, rethinks his position in the clan. He becomes an activist in trying to rebuild his tribe, much to the dismay of‚ not only the Christian missionaries, but also the British colonizers‚ who have begun relocating to Umuofia. S - 161 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 162 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Wrap Up Structure of a Novel Objective: Evaluating the structure of a novel Activity Things Fall Apart is divided into three parts, with each part having a distinct purpose and meaning. Using the chart below, review each section‚ and record your thoughts based on the plot structure for the section division. Include in your chart any passages that support your thoughts. STRUCTURE CHART Note to Teacher: Instruct students to search for evidence that supports the reason for the division. Students should not just give chronological plot events, but character traits and thematic concepts that parallel the division. Part 1 Okonkwo’s Rise to Fame Part 2 Okonkwo’s Exile to Mbanta Part 3 Okonkwo’s Return to Umofia
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Wrap Up Structure of a Novel Objective: Evaluating the structure of a novel Activity Things Fall Apart is divided into three parts, with each part having a distinct purpose and meaning. Using the chart below, review each section‚ and record your thoughts based on the plot structure for the section division. Include in your chart any passages that support your thoughts. STRUCTURE CHART S - 163 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart Part 1 Okonkwo’s Rise to Fame Part 2 Okonkwo’s Exile to Mbanta Part 3 Okonkwo’s Return to Umofia
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T - 164 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Wrap Up Critical Reading Objective: Connecting literature to life Responding to literature Activity Up until the publication of Things Fall Apart in 1958, most literature presented the African culture as an uncivilized, unstructured society with little or no intelligence and an incomprehensible language. According to Robert Bennett of the Gale Group , Chinua Achebe wrote his novel Things Fall Apart “…not for his fellow Nigerians, but for people beyond his native country. He wanted to explain the truth about the effects of completely losing one’s culture.” British and European colonial activity was in full force in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The governments were actively colonizing‚ not only African lands, but lands in the Middle Eastern part of the world. As a result, there was a call for the United States to become more involved in the movement. Many Europeans and Americans felt it their moral duty to bring a civility to
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