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Things Fall Apart Teaching Unit
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- Define oral tradition. What is the difference between a fable, a myth, and a legend?
- How does Obierika feel about “female crimes” and twins?
- Compare Okonkwo’s life to his father’s. Which one do you think lives a happier life in the following areas: wealth, respect of his neighbors, happiness, and position with his ancestors?
- In what sense does the Ibo culture show its approval or disapproval of spousal abuse?
- Why do the people of the Abame village kill the white man on the bicycle?
- What is the significance of the beating drums in the first two sections? Why do you think there is no mention of drums in the third part of the book?
- In what ways do Ibo women have the right to decide who they are going to marry?
- Define tragic flaw. What is Okonkwo’s tragic flaw? Does the Ibo society also have a tragic flaw?
- List three examples of Okonkwo’s cruel personality and relate how he justifies his behavior in each case.
- Who are the egwugwu and what function do they fill in Ibo society?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.