Welcome

Anti Essays offers essay examples to help students with their essay writing.

Sign Up

When Things Fall Apart Characterization Essay

Open Document

Below is an essay on "When Things Fall Apart Characterization" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

When I was a little girl a strange thing happened to me…I was in Ekwefi’s hut after a meal of yam foo-foo and bitter leaf soup. We were sharing stories when a high-pitched voice broke the night’s silence. It was Chielo, one of Ekwefi’s friends, but tonight she wasn’t a friend, she was the priestess of Agbala. She was prophesying and in a sharp voice, addressing my father, Okonkwo. She was yelling and I couldn’t understand her very well, but I did hear the mention of my name. After that I fell asleep. When I woke I was outside next to Ekwefi and in front of Agbala’s priestess, confused. Chielo said, “Come, my daughter, I shall carry you on my back. A baby on its mother’s back does not know that the way is long.” I started to cry. The priestess and Ekwefi both said things to me but I was too scared and too confused to understand them. My mother gave me some dried fish which I clung onto as I climbed onto the priestess’ back. She started to chant loudly again as we departed. I could not control my own voice or tears, so I began to cry out loud myself, bawling. I was told I was safe and that I would remain safe, but I did not feel that way. I began to think to myself, “Why would Agbala want me? I have done nothing wrong. Perhaps this has something to do with the stone that man dug up.” For some odd reason, I felt as though my mother, Ekwefi, was near the whole time I was being carried by this native but yet foreign woman. I was so tired I began to fall in and out of a very light sleep. The moon had now risen, and the night seemed to be less threatening, when I noticed we were headed for some hills. We had reached a tiny, tiny hole which we both somehow fit through. We were now inside of what seemed to be a cave. I was so very scared.

Show More


Citations

MLA Citation

"When Things Fall Apart Characterization". Anti Essays. 18 Nov. 2017

<http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Things-Fall-Apart-Characterization-6516.html>

APA Citation

When Things Fall Apart Characterization. Anti Essays. Retrieved November 18, 2017, from the World Wide Web: http://www.antiessays.com/free-essays/Things-Fall-Apart-Characterization-6516.html