Day 4

No Longer at Ease Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What social conventions cause Obi anxiety when he returns to Umuofia?

    Obi is expected to be generous with his friends and relatives when he returns to Umuofia. He makes vastly more money than most of them do, and it is also thanks to the sacrifice of the Umuofia community at large that he was able to be educated in England. However, he has very little money thanks to the large expenses his Lagos lifestyle incurs.

  2. 2

    What surprises Obi about his discussion with his father?

    Obi is surprised that he is able to gain the upper hand when discussing Clara with his father. He is also surprised at the empathy shown by his father, and the intimate memories shared with him of...

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