The Fishermen - Chapter 3: The Eagle Summary & Analysis

Chigozie Obioma
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Summary

This chapter is about Ben's father. Ben compares his father to an eagle, always watching from high above and keeping an eye on his young.

Ben explains that his family was unusual in the community for having so many children. The introduction of Christianity also brought the introduction of birth control, but since Father had been an only child, he wanted a large family. Father always had a plan for his sons: Ikenna would be a doctor (but later changed to pilot when Ikenna expressed more interest in that career); Boja, a lawyer; Ben, a professor (even though he wanted to be a veterinarian); and Obembe, a doctor. Father did not choose a career for his daughter because he said there was no need to do so.

Expecting their father's return one weekend, five days after they were caught fishing, the boys...

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