Things Fall Apart Essay

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Chapter 8 - Significance Name: _________________________ Date: _____________ Consider the issues being discussed in the following excerpts and discuss their significance. | |Okonkwo did not taste any food for two days after the death of Ikemefuna. He drank palm | | | |wine from morning till night, and his eyes were red and fierce like the eyes of the rat | | | |when it was caught by the tail and dashed against the floor … He did not sleep at night…| | | |he was so weak that his legs could hardly carry him. He felt like a drunken giant | | | |walking with the limbs of a mosquito. Now and then a cold shiver descended on his head | | | |and spread down his body. | | | |“When did you become a shivering old woman,” Okonkwo asked himself, “you, who are known | | | |in all the nine villages for your valour in war? How can a man who has killed five men | | | |in battle fall to pieces because he has added a boy to their number? Okonkwo, you have |

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