Day 5

Things Fall Apart Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In what ways do the people of Umuofia resist the power of the missionaries?

    The people of Umuofia resist the missionaries' influence in subtle ways, like calling them derisive names and coming up with popular songs to mock them. 

  2. 2

    Discuss the following passage, taken from Obierika's conversation with Okonkwo in chapter 20: "The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart." What is the significance of Obierika's statement? What...

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