We also had a great discussion today. Keep it up.
As for the novel, things are certainly collapsing around Okonkwo. Currently he's in exile in his mother's village and trying to get a grip on his life while his oldest son has converted to Christianity thanks to the white missionary church leaders who have come to the area. Predictions?
- Do you think Okonkwo has made this life for himself because of his attitude and arrogance or is it all just coincidence?
- Do you feel sorry for him in any way?
- Will he and his clansmen survive the influx and influence of the white men?
- What parallels are their between gender roles in Okonkwo's tribe and gender roles in our American culture?