During the Week of Peace, Okonkwo notices that his youngest wife, Ojiugo, has
... He beats her for her negligence, shamefully breaking the peace of the sacred
... Okonkwo doesn't really care for feasts because he considers them times of
idleness. ... and he finally comes up with an excuse to beat his second wife,
There was the story of a very stubborn man who staggered back to his house and
... and rotted away above the earth, and was not given the first of the second
burial. ... wives ran out in great alarm pleading with him that it was the sacred
week. ... Okonkwo commits a sin against the earth goddess by beating his wife
This nso-ani, or sacred offense, is the talk of the village. ... as is seen in Ezeudu's
story about how penance during Peace Week changed over time. ... Okonkwo
has a fit of anger and beats his second wife, Ekwefi, to relieve it, and shoots at
During the Week of Peace, a sacred time immediately before yam planting
season ... to show anger toward one another, Okonkwo badly beats his second
Part of what Achebe wants to illustrate with Okonkwo & his father, Unoka, is that
native Nigerian culture .... 2949 It was unheard of to beat somebody during the
sacred week. ... Okonkwo's 2nd wife had merely cut a few leaves off .... The
psycho-drama continues with Ekwefi ritually giving birth to her daughter a second
Okonkwo was still young, he was already one of the greatest men of his time. Age
was ..... he asked his second wife, who came out of her hut to draw water from a
... themselves. It was unheard of to beat somebody during the sacred week.
Okonkwo was provoked to justifiable anger by his youngest wife, who went to
plait her hair at ... he asked his second wife, who came out of her hut to draw
water from a gigantic pot in ... It was unheard of to beat somebody during the
sacred week. ... It was the first time for many years that a man had broken the
The egwugwu hear the man's case and order him to go to his wife and beg for
her ... By Beating His Second Wife during a Sacred Time Okonkwo · Okonkwo Is ...
courage, bravery; but, at the same time, Okonkwo exemplifies, rather forcefully,
those attributes ... ity by beating his wife during the sacred Week of Peace. His
action is ..... In the second half of the novel, Achebe introduces us to the umuada,
Jul 24, 2013 ... That was the way people answered Okonkwo cleared his throat and moved ....
more, and during this time Okonkwo's fame had grown like a bush-fire in the
harmattan. ..... he asked his second wife, who came out of her hut to draw water
from a ... It was unheard of to beat somebody during the sacred week.