Presentation on theme: "Monday January 23th. In Ch. 16 p(144) missionaries come. Write an imaginary journal entry from the missionary’s point of view to describe his first."— Presentation transcript:
In Ch. 16 p(144) missionaries come. Write an imaginary journal entry from the missionary’s point of view to describe his first meeting with the villagers Use your book to remember the details, and write at least 2 paragraphs
Warm up Read Ch 19 Discussion Questions Homework: read through ch 23 (28pgs)
Warm up Read Ch 19 Discussion Questions Work time:Reading w/ Active Reading notes Homework: read through ch -23
Pay attention to: How does Okonkwo prepare to return to Umuofia? What does Okonkwo’s feast show about his character?
1. What sorts of stories had Okonkwo heard about White men before? 2. Why do you think Nwoye has become a Christian? Why does the new religion appeal to him? How is he different from the other converts? 3. What is the first act of the missionaries which evokes a possible response in some of the Ibo? 4. Achebe focuses on the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. How does this belief undermine the missionary’s attempts to discredit the traditional religion? 5. How do you expect Okonkwo’s return to his village to go? Remember he has been gone 7 years. 6. What event makes the villagers of Mbanta stop their policy of ostracizing Christian converts? 7. Part two makes almost no mention of Okonkwo’s wives. How do you think they feel about the exile to Mbanta?
Pay attention to: What are Okonkwo’s expectations for his return? What does he expect when he gets home? What does he find? How has his status in Umuofia changed? What are the changes in the village?
Watch for the two missionaries: Mr. Brown and Rev. Smith. Things really start to fall apart in Umuofia. Watch for how and why this happens and what role Okonkwo plays
Are Okonkwo’s thoughts and expectations about his return to Umuofia realistic? What does he expect? What does he find when he gets home? What is the mood of at the beginning of ch. 20? What is the effect of the humorous song about the court messengers? What is the significance of the story of Aneto?