in things fall apart is Enoch an osu(outcast)?

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It is not clear whether Enoch started life as an osu, but after his actions which included, allegedly, the killing and devouring of the sacred python, he has become an osu or an outcast and the villagers want nothing to do with him.  This is exacerbated by the fact that he is soon encouraged in his radical behavior by Reverend James Smith and he goes so far as to unmask one of the egwugwu at the worship of the earth goddess.  This was one of the most terrible crimes a person could commit and it led to a huge conflict between the tribe and the Christians as no one had ever even heard of someone doing something like this before.