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Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart
Author: Chinua

Cowries
A form of money in the Igbo culture.
ANI
*The highest goddess
* Goddess of Earth and Fertility

ANI
* A price set before you marry a women in Ibgo.
*Oberika and Okankwo helped with the bridal price setting for his daughter.
Bridal Price
Cowries
Diffused
Spread Widely
diffusion
Ezinma
www.sensualtantrichhealealing.wordpress.com?goddes/page/2
www.africansweetheat.blogspot.com/2013/01/tradional_wedding_dress
www.naumea.net/natural-world.html
www.straycatbicycles.comblog/?=922
*Ezinma is Okankwo's favorite child that he wishes was a boy she is
Daddy's little girl.
*Song-Independent Women
Ezinma
www.nairaland.com/1289281/waje-no-makeup picture /2
Feign
* The word feign means to pretend
www.tipresentoilcane.com/2013/09/30/appena-adottato-uncane-cosa-pensa-lui/
Gourds
Pots that are useds for palm wine or tool cases and can even be used as purses.
Gourd with designs
Hostage
*A person that is held aganist their will or for a ransom.
Hostage
Examples of a Hostage in the story
In Chapter Two the men of Umoufia go to Mbanta to get what was so called theirs. They took a girl to replace the wife of Ogbuefi Udo(who had been killed while at the market), and a young lad named Ikemefuna.
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Gourd
Ikemefuna
*A hostage from Mbanta that Okankwo and the men of the village brought back after the death of Ogbuefi Udo wife. He also called Okankwo his father
Song- Locked Up Akon
Jigida
A string of waist beads
Jigida
Jigida
Kotma
*A court messanger
*Not apart of the Igbo culture
Wear a ash color shorts so they were called ashy buttocks.
Lazy
*Okankwos father was a lazy man. So in result Okankwo strived not to be like his father.
A man being lazy
Laziness
Machete
*A large heavy knife used for clearing paths.
A man using a machete to cut open a cocnut
a machete
Nwoye
*The first son of Okankwo
and he Converted to Christianity whose the christians came to town.
Other wedding dresses
Another picture of Ani
Cowries
A diffused light photo
Ezinma was the diamond of the village.
Quotes
Quotes
The location in his mind that he has after the death of Ikemefuna. (So i interpreted).
Song- I'm a Survivor Destiny Child
Okankwo
*Okankwo is the main character in the book. He is a leader, violent, angry, and is stern.
Okankwo is called a "Roaring Flame".
The song best represents Okankwo is the Heartless by Kanye West
Okankwo
Persevered
When you persevere you continued in spite of difficulty.
Queen Elizabeth
Was the Queen at the time period the story took place.
Queen Elizabeth 1900
Requisite
*The meaning of requisite is when something is needed for some kind of purpose;essential .
Example
In order for humans to live we need oxygen. Without trees we do not have oxygen and then we can not live.
Money is essential in America.
Sullen
*When something is sullen it is gloomy and dull.
Dull and Gloomy
Gloomy
Tethered
When something is tethered it is tied up.
Unoka
* Unoka is the father of Okankwo and is a lazy,selfish, and stubborn man.
I chose the following songs for Unoka they are:
*No Worries by Lil. Wayne
*Don't Worry be Happy
I chose this song because Unoka didn't worry about anything. He did not have a care in the world so he drunk palm wine and called it a day.
A little cartoon that shows a example of selfishness.
Lazy
Voluble
The word voluble means speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently.
This is what you hear when a person talks for a long period of time.
Wrestling
In the village of Umoufia wrestling is a important event that occurs during the New Yam Festival.
*Okankwo was also known for being a great wrestler in in his teenage years.
*Song- Theme song for Wrestling (Raw, Smackdown).
Xenophobia
Xenophobia is a diesease that we believe that Okankwo has due to fact that he has a fear of failure and of being like his father.
Yams
In Africa yams are a form of wealth. They are grown by men because it is a sign of manliness.
Yams are also called Yuca.
Zeal
The meaning of zeal is to be joyous; happy and to have great enthusiam. another word for zeal would be Vivacious
*"You will bring to the shrine of Ani tomorrow one she goat, one hen, a length of cloth and a hundred coweries" - Ogbuefi Ezeudu

"If you split another yam of this size, I shall reak your jaw."
- Okankwo

"The rain is falling, the sun is shining, Alone Nnadi is cooking and eating" -Children of the village

"Who killed the banana tree?" - Okankwo

"That boy calls you father, DO NOT bear a hand in his death." -Ogbuefi Ezeudu
" My father they have killed me. - Ikemefuna

"You have not eaten in two days. - Ezinma

"When did you become a shivering old women" -Okankwo

"The Earth cannot punish me for obeying her messenger,"- Okankwo

"Who taps your tall trees for you?" - Oberika
Sources
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www.wikipedia.org
www.mediacaneecoprimary.com
www.alpharubican
www.flicker.come
www.starsteed.blogspot.com'
www.silly bodliy.com
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