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LAST WILL AND TEST AMENT OF OKONKWO I‚ Okonkwo‚ also known as‚ Roaring Flame‚ being of sound mind do hereby bequeath…
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapter 25 Characterization Objective: Writing a Last Will and Testament for a character Using inference and interpreting text Activity After Okonkwo’s death, his family faces a time of grief, shame, and questions. Assume the persona of Okonkwo and write a Last Will and Testament that would be read to your family and friends after your death. Include in the document your possessions, your wishes, and your thoughts on life and death. Your Last Will and Testament should be typed and presented in a legal format, which will be read to the class. LAST WILL AND TEST AMENT OF OKONKWO I‚ Okonkwo‚ also known as‚ Roaring Flame‚ being of sound mind do hereby bequeath… S - 119 Reproducible Student Worksheet Student’s Page Things Fall Apart
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T - 120 © Copyright 2005, Prestwick House, Inc. Teacher’s Page Things Fall Apart Chapter 25 Text Analysis Objective: Analyzing and gathering details from a text to support a hypothesis Activity Chapter 24 ends with the following sentence: “He wiped his machete on the sand and went away.” (Pg. 205) A few pages later, the reader learns that Okonkwo’s body is hanging from a tree and his own people will not remove it. “It is an abomination for a man to take his own life. It is an offense against 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? Note to Teacher: Suicide can be a very touchy subject among high school students; however, it is usually a subject they are willing to discuss. Consider extending this activity by having a guidance counselor or school psychologist visit your classroom to discuss suicide with the students and explain what community resources are available.
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Name: ________________________________ Date:_________________ Chapter 25 Text Analysis Objective: Analyzing and gathering details from a text to support a hypothesis Activity Chapter 24 ends with the following sentence: “He wiped his machete on the sand and went away.” (Pg. 205) A few pages later, the reader learns that Okonkwo’s body is hanging from a tree and his own people will not remove it. “It is an abomination for a man to take his own life. It is an offense against the Earth, and a man who commits it will not be buried by his clansmen.” (Pg. 207) Suicide is
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