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,
When his second wife, Ekwefi, admits to taking the leaves, Okonkwo beats her ...
Okonkwo's wives and daughters excitedly prepare the yams for the feast in
anticipation of the contest. ... For the first time in the story, Achebe mentions guns.
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
Okonkwo & his father, Unoka (the failure);; intro / foreshadow the fate of ... Peace
by beating his youngest wife, Ojiugo, for not having dinner ready on time ... for the
wrestling match;; insight into Ekwefi and Ezinma (second wife and her daughter)
... one kills a sacred serpent; Okonkwo's impatience with Mbanta's toleranc...
Feb 14, 2016 ... Three years later, during a rare invasion of locusts, the Oracle makes a ...
Because of village tradition, Okonkwo must atone for his accidental killing, ....
Finally, he finds an excuse to beat his second wife Ekwefi. ... When dinner is
done, the daughters present their mother's food, one at a time, to Okonkwo.
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
He beat his second wife, Ekwefi, and then fired his gun at her. .... Who came to
visit Okonkwo during the second year of exile, and why? ... The elders killed the
manand tied his iron horse to their sacred tree. ... he knew that he had lost a lot of
ground, but he was determined to return with a flourish, and regain the lost time.
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
... is loosed upon the world. --W. B. Yeats, "The Second Coming" .... He had a
large barn full of yams and he had three wives. And now he was ... Okonkwo was
still young, he was already one of the greatest men of his time. Age was
respected ..... themselves. It was unheard of to beat somebody during the sacred