As for plot, the missionaries have come to Umofia and caused quite a stir. Okonkwo just wants to take a machete to them, but is advised not too. The poor guy is just itching to kill someone and his eldest son might want to watch his back since his conversion to Christianity.
We've had some great discussions about Okonkwo's situation and more insights should be evident in the essays that are due on November 3 (click the link below to get the assignment sheet; you're welcome).
Essay Assignment Sheet
- Why do you think Nwoye converted?
- What do you think about the spiritual beliefs of the Ibo tribe set against the ideas set forth about God by the missionaries?
- Do the women play a subordinate or supporting role to the men in this culture?
- How do you predict Okonkwo will handle all of these changes and new ideas?