- 1 What promise did the white man make about the Iron horse?
- 2 Why did they tie up the iron horse in things fall apart?
- 3 What is the Iron horse that the Igbo refer to?
- 4 Who rode the Iron horse in things fall apart?
- 5 Why did Okonkwo kill himself?
- 6 Why does Abame kill the white man?
- 7 How did nwoye respond when Obierika confronted?
- 8 Why did uchendu talk to Okonkwo?
- 9 How did Obierika say Okonkwo could thank him?
- 10 How does Okonkwo die?
- 11 Why did nwoye convert to Christianity?
- 12 What is Okonkwo’s second wife name?
- 13 What did the people of Abame do to the Iron Horse?
- 14 What is Mbaino?
What promise did the white man make about the Iron horse?
What was the promise of the missionary message? He and his people would be coming to live with them and would be bringing many iron horses for the villagers to ride.
Why did they tie up the iron horse in things fall apart?
Okonkwo says that the villagers tied the bicycle to the tree because ” it looked as if it would run away to call the man’s friends.” The villagers had of course never seen a bicycle before and seemed to assume that it might have a life of its own.
What is the Iron horse that the Igbo refer to?
A bicycle. When the igbo refer to the “iron-horse” what do they mean. The while skin. Waht is the polite name for leprosy among the igbo. When gathering for social occasions.
Who rode the Iron horse in things fall apart?
After his introduction to Uchendu, Obierika relays tragic news about the village of Abame. One day a white man rode into the village on a bicycle, which the villagers called an ” iron horse.” At first, the people ran away from the man, but the ones who were less fearful walked up to him and touched his white skin.
Why did Okonkwo kill himself?
With a feeling of hopelessness, Okonkwo gives up and hangs himself. He commits suicide because he cannot deal with the changes that the Christian white men are making in his village. While the white man from Europe came in to civilize the Igbo tribe, he did not succeed.
Why does Abame kill the white man?
The Abame kill the white man because their Oracle said he would destroy their clan. Okonkwo agrees that the Abame were foolish, but only because they did not arm themselves to fight the white men. He sees violence as the answer. Okonkwo’s first wife cooks dinner and Nwoye brings the wine.
How did nwoye respond when Obierika confronted?
When Obierika asked Nwoye why he was in the village, Nwoye responded that he was “one of them.” When asked about his father, Okonkwo, Nwoye replied that “he is not my father.”
Why did uchendu talk to Okonkwo?
Why did Uchendu talk to Okonkwo about the Mother Supreme? He explained to him how he pretty much owed his mother comfort and to reject otherwise would anger the deceased.
How did Obierika say Okonkwo could thank him?
What news does Obierika bring about Abame? Is Obierika serious when he tells Okonkwo he could thank him by killing one of his sons- or himself? The white missionary speaks through an interpreter. What is funny about this?
How does Okonkwo die?
At the end of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo hangs himself, preferring suicide to the indignity of being dragged before the colonial court.
Why did nwoye convert to Christianity?
Why does Nwoye convert to Christianity? Nwoye converts to Christianity largely to reject the excessive standard of masculinity his father wants him up to uphold. Nwoye is not at all like his father, and Okonkwo constantly punishes him for being different.
What is Okonkwo’s second wife name?
Ekwefi. Okonkwo’s second wife, once the village beauty. Ekwefi ran away from her first husband to live with Okonkwo. Ezinma is her only surviving child, her other nine having died in infancy, and Ekwefi constantly fears that she will lose Ezinma as well.
What did the people of Abame do to the Iron Horse?
When the Abame clan came across a lone white man with on an “iron horse” (a bicycle), they were struck by his inability to communicate with them. Their oracle declared that the man would destroy the clan and that he was the first of many white men to come.
What is Mbaino?
Mbaino This community name means four settlements. Mbanta The name means small town and is where Okonkwo’s mother comes from, his motherland, beyond the borders of Mbaino (Ikemefuna’s original home).