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Things Fall Apart
Transcript of Things Fall Apart
Joanna LeGare BUSINESS DEALINGS JUSTICE Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe Achebe, Chinua. "Chapter 10." WSSB . N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. <www.wssb.wa.gov/Content/Classrooms/tate/content/freshman/Things%20Fall%20Apart/ch-10.htm >. BIBLIOGRAPHY Ibo people depended on the earth for survival. Share-cropping, tree-tapping for palm wine, locust plague celebrations, ogwu (medicine) from herbs CROPS Offending the gods Crafts, goods, food, seeds, tools, instruments, etc. Ibo people viewed earth as a human: it had feelings and if angry, would not yield crops. Ilo grounds vs Courthouse
Egwugwu vs Court Officials
Status, titles, certification.
Instruments: gong and flute, drum vs gavel
Titled, chosen, consented, or inherited?
Egwugwu vs Jury; room
ORDER IN DA COURT
9 egwugwu, one judge per court for U.S. Planting Crop Tending Harvesting Preparation for Supply/Demand Orange
Yams Crops of the United States and Ibo people. MODERN DAY BUSINESS MAN: ADENIYI AYODELE Men are in charge of everything vs both genders are
9 egwugwu vs one judge per court for U.S.
One court for all issues vs different courts for different issues
Outside courtroom, loud, vs inside, quiet, orderly "...Okonkwo and his family went to the farm with baskets of seed-yams, their hoes and machetes, and the planting began. They made single mounds of earth in straight lines all over the fields and sowed the yams straight in." (Ch 4 Pg 33) Discusses the system used amongst banks, small companies, and people. "Ikemefuna came to Umuofia at the end of the carefree season between harvest and planting."
(Ch 4 Pg 28) "We cut our coat according to our cloth." "They came in the cold harmattan season after the harvests had been gathered, and ate up all the wild grass in the fields."
(Ch 7 Pg 54) "...for as soon as the rain came the farming would begin." (Ch 14 Pg 130)
Supply and Demand for what we want "I sow the yams when the first rain has fallen, and stake them when the young tendrils appear." (Ch 3 Pg 7) "The average Nigerian business man..." Cowry shells, kola nuts "You know as well as I do that our forefathers ordained that before we plant any crops in the earth we should observe a week in which a man does not say a harsh word to his neighbor." (Ch 4 Pg 30) "Credit crunch is gradually killing business dealings in Nigeria - Ayodele - Vanguard News." Vanguard News. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Mar. 2013. <http://www.vanguardngr.com/2011/03/credit-crunch-is-gradually-killing-business-dealings-in-nigeria-ayodele/>.
"Culture of Nigeria - history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family." Countries and Their Cultures. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Mar. 2013. <http://www.everyculture.com/Ma-Ni/Nigeria.html>.
"Igbo people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., 26 Feb. 2013. Web. 4 Mar. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igbo_people>.
"Things Fall Apart." Shmoop: Homework Help, Teacher Resources, Test Prep. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. <http://www.shmoop.com/things-fall-apart/>.
"Things Fall Apart: Poetery's Connection." Things Fall Apart. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Mar. 2013. <http://tfahr2.blogspot.com/2008/01/poeterys-connection.html>.
Walker, Bob. Kola Nut. 1987. Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo. Wikipedia. Web. 3 Mar. 2013 Usually between village members or in Umuofia UMUOFIA U.S.A. Barter system Monetary system Intercontinental Services, food, household items. Supply and Demand for what they need U.S. dollars, coins FARMING "We sell to meet our customer's demands..." "....some of our best sellers are the local commodities." LEVEL 3 QUESTIONS:
1) Could the belief in gods affect the way a justified system works?
2) Imagine you were an African farmer.
How would you feel?
What are some challenges you might face?
3) If America worked on a barter system, trading food and food for services, do you think the economy would improve or decline? "....integrity can keep you going.
That is the secret of the company." Because of their ability to adapt environments to their wants and needs, the U.S.A. is capable of growing almost anything. The Ibo community grew other crops; Papayas
Ginger "We don’t believe in high profit." "The diversification of our trading has been able to enable us to sustain the hardship of our economy."