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Things Fall Apart Chapter 3 Notes


  • The oracle was consulted by the people to speak to the spirit of his dead father or relative or in Unoka’s case to find out why he always had a miserable harvest.
  • Before planting, Unoka always made sacrifices of cocks to the gods, but still did not have good harvests.
  • If a man had swelling in the stomach and limbs he was taken to the Evil Forest to die because it was an abomination to die in the house.
  • The first wife always had to drink before everyone else and wore the anklet of her husband’s titles.
  • Okonkwo recalls back to a year he had an awful harvest and states that since he survived that year he can survive anything, which demonstrated his strength and determination.


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