Day 4

Things Fall Apart Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Discuss Uchendu’s proclamation that the men of Abame were wrong in killing the first white man who came to their clan. He tells a story about Mother Kite, the moral of which is “There is nothing to fear from someone who shouts.” What point does his story illustrate? 

    Uchendu argues that the men of Abame acted too hastily in killing the white man who "said nothing." This is because the men did not give themselves an opportunity to learn anything about the white man before killing him. The essence of the story is "know your enemy." He tells the story about Mother Kite to illustrate the point that the white man's silence in itself was...

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