Things Fall Apart - Part 1 Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Five

In Chapter Five, the people of Umuofia are preparing for the Feast of the New Yam. Okonkwo does not like the sitting around associated with feasts. He would rather be working. He becomes angry because of the inactivity. He voices his anger when he sees a banana tree a few leaves has been removed from and demands to know who killed the tree. The wife who had taken the leaves tells him she took the leaves the wrap some food in and points out that the tree is still alive. Okonkwo beats her. He decides to go hunting. The beaten wife says something about his gun and Okonkwo runs after her and shoots the gun at her. She is frightened but unhurt. The rest of the festival goes well.

The wife who had been shot at enjoys the festival, especially the wrestling match because...

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