Ekeudu's son, by Okonkwo' … s accidental gun explosion. Smith illustrates something really valuable about British colonization and the appearance of missionaries in Nigeria during the 1800s. The white men are like locusts in that they initially bring new joy and curiousness, but they end up being … the harbingers of doom. Otherwise, the native people will lose their autonomy, and life under the British will be much harder. Okonkwo's family unity: - Okonkwo's need for manliness.
This helps to keep a situation fair and defend a position or decision. He was also more openly opposed to the perceived primitive spiritual beliefs and methods of the Ibo people as they seemed barbaric to him. The first white missionary to travel to Umuofia. After Enoch, a zealous convert, creates a conflict during an Igbo ceremony, the egwugwu, or ancestral spirits of the clan, burn Enoch's compound and then proceed to the church compound. One example Achebe uses to depict the injustices in Ibo culture, is where it was believed that a child who died and return to its mother to be reborn again, several times, was the work of an evil spirit or an ogbanje child. This total stranger is judging you without even getting to know you, and he never once asks why you do what you do, or to explain your own beliefs.
The things when are bonded need energy and when they need to be disassociated they release energy thus evolving … the conservation of mass law. His conversation with Akunna represents this sympathetic stance. Ogbuefi Ezeudu: Oldest man of Umuofia, whom dies. Achebe also expands on the reflection of the Ibo peoples of being civil, depicting the civilised aspects of the Ibo religion. Ikemefuna lives in the hut of Okonkwo's first wife and quickly becomes popular with Okonkwo's children. Okeke: man who makes inferior snuff, from Mbanta. Just when Okonkwo has finished his seven-yearsentence and is allowed to return home, his son Nwoye converts toChristianity.
Nwakibie: Prosperous man of Umuofia. Achebe also shows how great the effect is when something as seemingly un-invasive, such as a church, is set up in a Nigerian or African Culture. Throughout his life, Okonkwoattempts to be his father's polar opposite. Chapel built by missionaries like James Smith Smith Comes to Town The good Reverend is only introduced in a later chapter of the novel, after Umuofia loses its former missionary priest, Mr. It also causes him to beat his children excessively in a vain attempt to get them to work harder. Brown encouraged fighting while Reverend Smith encourages prayer.
Ekwefi is Okonkwo's second wife and mother of Ezinma. He also accepts the converts unconditionally. The Igbo are a native Nigerian people. At the end of part one he accidentally kills a young boy, and … is exiled to his mothers homeland for seven years. It goes into a story where he was a very greedy man, who wanted to be in the sky with the birds.
Smith: Second priest in Umuofia. Akueke: Daughter of Obierika whom is to be wed. A fanatical convert to the Christian church in Umuofia. He is the stereotypical white colonialist, and his behavior epitomizes the problems of colonialism. He had big bushy eyebrows and a huge nose.
Brown as the new head of the Christian church. In doing so, the two men learn from each other. Ezinma is her only surviving child, her other nine having died in infancy, and Ekwefi constantly fears that she will lose Ezinma as well. Brown, Reverend Smith is uncompromising and strict. As theChristian religion disproves Igbo myths, more and more Igbo peopleare converted. The Ibo culture is also depicted as primitive and unjust by Achebe. Nwoye mourns the loss of his friend and rebels against his father.
Sticks are used a bargaining symbol to represent a bag of cowries. The white man on the silver horse, who was prophesized to bring doom. It was addressed as 'Our Father,' and was allowed to go wherever it chose. As soon as Smith arrives in Chapter 22, things begin to change. The derisive comments that Reverend Smith makes about Mr. Ogbuefi Udo: Man of Umuofia whose wife is killed in the Mbaino marketplace. Brown discuss their religious beliefs peacefully, and Akunna's influence on the missionary advances Mr.
When the men ofUmuofia take Ikemefuna into the forest to slaughter him, Okonkwoactually participates in the murder. The white's messenger by Okonkwo for daring to try to stop the village's meeting. As a result, the tribe comes to the church. In my religion Chukwu is a loving Father and need not be feared by those who do His will. Amadiora: God of thunder and the skies.