Short Essay Questions Key
1. Evaluate Okonkwo's reputation in the nine villages of Umuofia.
He is well known, especially for throwing the great wrestler, Amalinze the Cat, when Okonkwo was eighteen years old. His fame grows as the years go on. He has a severe look and is known to pounce on anyone he has no patience with.
2. Do you think Okonkwo is justified in being ashamed of his father? Explain why.
Yes. Unoka is a failure. He is poor and cannot provide for his wife and children. He borrows money from everyone in the village and never pays back his debts. He is lazy, and a drunk.
3. Explain why Okoye, Unoka's friend, is considered a successful man.
He is a good provider with a barn full of yams and three wives. He is also taking the prestigious Idemili title, which is the third highest title in Umuofia.
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