Things Fall Apart Chapter 1
chapter 1 Okonkwo is the rich and respected warrior of the Umuofia clan. He beat Amalinze the Cat in a fumbling match and brought honor to his village. Amalinze was unbeaten for 7 years, so the win caused some attention towards Okonkwo. The thing was that Okonkwo’s dad Unoka, was the total opposite. Unoka feared the sight of blood; nevertheless he was a skilled flute player, and had a love for language. Chapter 2 The town crier calls the ogene and requests all of the clansmen to collect in the market in the morning.
At the event Ogbuefi Ezeugo reveals that someone from the village of Mbaino killed the partner of an Umuofia tribesman. Everybody was as mad as can be. So Okonkwo journeys to Mbaino and provides a message stating that they must hand over to Umuofia a virgin, and a young man. If Mbaino doesn’t comply, the two towns must address war. It sounds great for Umuofia, understanding that they have a good credibility for its ability in war and magic. Mbaino later on accepts Umuofia’s terms and hands over what they want.
Because Umuofia didn’t know what to do with the fifteen years of age young boy, so they handed him to Okonkwo. Okonkwo has 3 spouses and 8 children, an obi (a hut) and can support all of them. Okonkwo fears weak point, which he relates to his father and women. He also constantly beats and nags his son, Nwoye because he finds him lazy. Chapter 3 Okonkwo talks about his youth, and on how he was never ever able to have a successful harvest. Unoka, his daddy had bad fortune and died of a disease which caused swelling of the limbs and stomach.
Ani the earth goddess didn’t discover that death acceptable so therefore his body could not be buried and was sent to the Evil Forest to rot, making Okonkwo more embarrassed. People contributed many seeds to Okonkwo when he was preparing his very first farm in yams, but the growing season later on turned into a catastrophe along with for other farmers in the village. The village suffered first a big drought, then next limitless rain and floods. Chapter 4 The clan chooses that Ikemefuna will stay with Okonkwo. Ikemefuna is homesick and wishes to return in the beginning, however Nwoye’s mother treats Ikemefuna like her wn, and gets popular with Okonkwo’s kids. Ikemefuna knows numerous stories the kids didn’t know, and has a skill for making flutes out of bamboo sticks, and setting traps for bush rodents. Ikemefuna becomes comfy enough to call Okonkwo “father.” Okonkwo also beats his youngest wife, because she got her hair braided without cooking. The priest needs Okonkwo to pay a fine and compromise a nanny goat and a hen for his actions. It was the Week of Peace when that happened and after that villagers began to clear the land in preparation for planting their farms.
Nwoye and Ikemefuna help Oknonkwo with the deeds however are slammed in doing so. Chapter 5 Prior to the harvest, the village holds the Feast of the New Yam to give thanks to the earth goddess (Ani). All the old yams left over from the old year must be gotten rid of. Okonkwo welcomes his spouse’s loved ones. While everybody seems happy about the coming celebration, Okonkwo knows he will get tired of it and would rather remain on his farm. Ekwefi, Okonwo’s second wife admits to taking some leaves from his banana tree, so Okonkwo beats her likewise attempts to shoot her but misses.
Chapter 6 Second day of the festival and everybody gathers at the village playing field to view the fumbling match in between men of the village and neighboring one. The fumbling ends with a rematch between Ikezue and Okafo, just when individuals believed that it was going to be another draw a second year in a row, Okafo throws him and wins. Then the villagers sing a song of appreciation to Okafo. Chapter 7 Nwoye and Ikemefuna invest all their time together like bros. During the evenings, they both sit next to Okonkwo in his hut and listen to stories of violence and bloodshed.
Nwoye still likes his mom’s stories, but he imitates he doesn’t like them, so it can reveal Okonkwo he’s masculine. Ogbuefi Ezedu, the oldest male in the village, requires to have a talk with Okonkwo. He needs to speak with Okonkwo independently. Ogbuefi Ezeudu talks about how Ikemefuna requires to be killed as part of retribution to the killing of a woman 3 years back in Mbaino. Ogbuefi tells Okonkwo not to kill Ikemefuna, given that the kid calls him daddy, but eventually Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna with his machete to make him not appear to be weak.
Chapter 8 Okonkwo now goes into anxiety mode. He feels quite weak, and can’t really sleep or eat. Okonkwo does not eat anything for 2 days and simply drinks palm red wine. Nwoye is now scared of his daddy, because of the killing and now tries to prevent him. Okonkwo asks Ekwefi to make him a dish, and does it in his favorite method and has Ezinma bring the food to him. Okonkwo consistently wishes that Ezinma was a kid, since she has “the right spirit.” Okonkwo wants some work to distract himself, but he’s out of luck since the down farming season.
When Okonkwo satisfies his best friend Obierika, he continues about Nwoye being soft and calls him out for not coming with him to eliminate Ikemefuna. Then all of a sudden, news is available in stating there has been a death of the oldest male in a neighboring village, soon after his partner passes away. Okonkwo then sits with Obierika to bargain his daughter’s brideprice with the family of her suitor. Chapter 9 Okonkwo can lastly sleep well once again, and feeling like his old self. Simply as he’s feeling great, he is gotten up in the early morning to Ekwefi pounding his door, and trying to tell him that Ezinma is passing away.
Okonkwo then runs instantly to Ekwefi’s hut. Ekwefi’s relationship in between Ezinma is extremely close since that’s her only kid, while her nine other kids died in infancy. Okonkwo leaves and returns to collect herbs to heal his little daughter. After he’s done boiling the herbs, he requires Ezinma and forces her to sit over the pot of medication covered by a blanket. Though she complains and struggles to be let loose, she is held down. When Okonkwo is done and launches her, she’s drenched with sweat and falls asleep. Chapter 10 The town holds an interesting event which draws the attention of a big crowd.
The clan’s ancestral spirits, which are referred to as egwugwu, emerge from a secret home that no woman whatsoever is allowed to action in. The egwugwu take the kind of masked men, however everybody believes that Okonkwo is among them. This makes the females and children afraid. Chapter 11 Ezinma survived her fever, and she and Ekwefi take turns informing each other folktales. Then Chielo in her role as priestess notifies Ekwefi that Agbala, Oracle of Hills and Caves wishes to see Ezinma. Chapter 12 After Chielo took Ezinma away, Okonkwo was not able to sleep.
He made numerous trips to the cavern prior to he finallyfound and joined Ekwefi waiting outside the cavern. When Chielo came out of Agbala’s cave, she returned her to the hut securely sound asleep. The following day the town celebrates on the marital relationship of the child of Obierika. Chapter 13 Drums and cannons noise for the death of the earliest man in the village, Ezedu. His funeral service was a big deal since he was among the head honchos of the Umuofia. But during all this an accident occurred. Ezedu’s sixteen year old boy has actually been shot and falls dead. It was Okonkwo who did it and he had to leave the town for 7 years.