2 Warm-Up: QuickwriteWhat does Adichie mean by “the danger of a single story?”What stories did Adichie read as a child? What were the main characters like?In what circumstances, does Adichie think that people would read books?What does she think is the problem with stereotypes?
3 Objectives Analyze how complex characters react to events in a plot. Write a narrative to explore a character’s voice.
4 Chapter 11: The Tortoise (Partners) 1. Analyze Ekwefi’s story about the Tortoise at the beginning of Chapter 11. What do you think is the purpose of this folk tale in Ibo culture: what moral or lesson does it teach?2. What do you think is Achebe’s purpose in including this story in the novel?1. Don’t be selfish or greedy; the higher you are, the greater the fall. 2. Perhaps it is foreshadowing. Ekwefi might be trying to inspire selflessness in her husband and daughter.
5 Chapter 12: Chielo (198)Take notes to record textual evidence showing how Okonkwo, Ekwefi, and Ezinma are acting in response to the events of the previous evening. What inferences can you make from their thoughts, words, and actions?
6 RAFT: role, audience, format, and topic Use the RAFT strategy to write about Chielo’s abduction of Enzima in Chapter 11. While in the role, you should write what your character is thinking, using the pronoun "I," from the time Chielo, as Priestess of Agbala, comes for Ezinma until the end of the chapter.Remember to:Write in the first person (I, my).Use diction, imagery, syntax, and tone to convey the character’s voice.Include specific details from the chapter.Role: Okonkwo, Ekwefi, or EnzimaAudience: Another character, self, a godFormat: Letter, monologue, diary entry, song, prayerTopic: Character’s reaction to the events of Chapter 11
8 Chapters 13 If one finger brought oil, it soiled the others. Homework
9 Chapter 13 Questions 1. Who is dead? 2. What is the last thing Ezeudu said to Okonkwo?3. What’s the egwugwu? Describe the different types.4. What are their beliefs regarding life and death?5. What is special about Ezeudu?6. What tragedy occurred during the funeral?7. What does Okonkwo have to do?8. How is the crime feminine?9. What does Obierka think?10. What does the proverb mean?
10 ObjectivesAnalyze how a theme is developed over the course of a novel.Outline an essay about Okonkwo’s violent tendencies and their consequences.
11 Violent Acts and Consequences (200) While at public gatherings, observances of rites, or festivals, Okonkwo often commits acts of violence that ruin the occasion and generate public disapproval. Review Part 1 and complete the graphic organizer below to identify Okonkwo’s violent acts and their consequences.
12 Work with your class to construct a statement on the theme of Okonkwo’s violent tendencies and their consequences.Okonkwo’s violent tendencies lead to his alienation from his family and community.Theme*
13 Writing Prompt:Consider Okonkwo’s acts of violence throughout the course of the novel. Explain how the actions of this complex character advances the plot or develops the theme.Be sure to:Include an introduction with a clear thesis statement.Provide supporting details and textual evidence from different chapters.Write a conclusion that explores the significance of the topic.
14 Why do you think Achebe ended Part 1 of the novel with this event Why do you think Achebe ended Part 1 of the novel with this event? Make predictions about what might happen in Part 2.