This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Mr. Brown - This character is the first white missionary to come to Umuofia. He gains the clan's respect through his calm nature and patience. He neither attacks the tribe's customs nor badgers them to join him. He restrains his overzealous members from harsh tactics. He simply offers education to the Umuofians and their children. The mission is flourishing when he has to leave it for health reasons.
The District Commissioner - This man arrives in Umuofia at the same time as the missionaries. He and his court messengers-called "Ashy-Buttocks" for...
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