The Question and Answer section for No Longer at Ease is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Obi's acceptance of a bribe constitutes the main conflict of the story. Obi is prideful, ambivalent about his culture, naïve, and selfish. He is not self-reflective and finds it difficult to take control of his life.
This question calls for your opinion, there is no right or wrong answer. The picture of Lagos I envision is a dangerous one..... a place of excess and corruption. Note, however, that this is the description of the white man's Lagos.... Achebe...
I think we can sympathize with Clara. She is ultimately a sympathetic character, especially after her abortion. We want her to catch a break in life, away from men who treat her badly. She leaves Pbi and Lagos after her abortion.