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The man who killed the python dies. The clan believes the gods take his life to punish him for killing the python. Since the gods are fighting their own battles, the clan decides to stop molesting the Christians. Chapter Nineteen Vocabulary tuber – edible root wherewithal – ability 1. Find a proverb in this chapter explaining why men are superior to animals. “An animal rubs its itching flank against a tree, a man asks his kinsman to scratch him.” (Pg. 165) 2. What overall message or theme for this story is stated at the end of this chapter by one of the elders in the clan? It is important for people to bond together so they are strong enough to stand against the intrusion of outsiders. PART THREE Chapter Twenty Vocabulary irreparable – cannot be repaired resilient – flexible arrogant – a feeling of superiority 1. In what ways does Ezinma demonstrate her loyalty to her father? She does not marry in his motherland, even though she is beautiful and has many offers. She decides to wait and marry in Umuofia because she knows it will please her father. She also persuades her half-sister to wait and marry in Umuofia.
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T-19 2. How has the church strengthened its position in Umuofia during Okonkwo’s absence? Many new members have joined the church, including men with titles. They cut the title anklet and throw it away. The white men start a new government and build a court and a prison. 3. Who are the kotma? Why are they corrupt? The kotma are court messengers who wear ash-colored shorts. They beat the prisoners and increase the amount of the fines imposed by the white government, so they can keep part of it for themselves. 4. When Okonkwo returns home he wants to stand against the white man and force him out of the community. Obierika says it is too late because, “He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.” (Pg. 176) What has fallen apart, and why does Obierika think it is useless to fight the white men? The white man has lured many of the clan’s members into church and government. The clan members now have power and money. They do not want to go back to the old ways and customs. Even if the clan is successful in driving out the white man, their own clan members will go for soldiers to destroy the clan. The white man has divided the people by destroying their customs. They are divided, and their way of life is falling apart. 5. What was the attitude of the white men who came to Umuofia regarding the language and culture of the people? The white men did not understand that the Umuofia people already had a government and a religion that worked for the people. The missionaries did not take the time to learn about the Ibo’s complex society, methods of justice, marriage rites, or religious beliefs.
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T-20 Chapter Twenty-One Vocabulary dispensation – exemption akin – similar to expedient – the means to an end singlets – undershirts zeal - enthusiasm 1. How is Mr. Brown different from the white missionary in Okonkwo’s motherland? What does he do to encourage the clan to send their children to his school?
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