Things Fall Apart - Study Guide Part 1 Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Three

In Chapter Three, Okonkwo’s father had gone to consult Agbala, the priestess, about his crop always being bad. The priestess tells Unoka that he has offended no one but that he should go home and work like a man. It is said that Unoka had a bad personal Chi as he died of swelling. He was not even allowed to die at home. Instead, he was left in the Evil Forrest to die. Since his father had been so lazy, Okonkwo did not have a good start in life. He is forced to go to Nwakibie to beg for yam plants to start his first crop. Although Nwakibie is not the person who would give help to anyone who asks, he agrees to help Okonkwo. He gives him eight hundred yams.

Working as a share-cropper was hard for Okonkwo. He tried not only...

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