Relationship Between Father and Son

In chapter 16 we read that the relationship between Okonkwo and Nwoye is very strained to the point where Nwoye says that he is not his father. When the Christians come Nwoye is somehow drawn to them and wanted to learn more. In chapter 17 we read that Nwoye joins the Christians and wants to come back later and convert his family. Why do you think Nwoye was drawn to the Christian faith so much so that he left his family?

Symbols for White Colonizers

In chapter 15 of Things fall apart, Okonkwo was talking to Obrierika about a white man coming during the planting season. The people asked the Oracle and it replied saying ” the strange man would break their clan and spread destruction among them”(97). They later go on to say that the white men were on their way and described them as locusts. Why do you think they chose a locust to symbolize the white colonizers?