Things Fall Apart - Study Guide Part 1 Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Seven

In Chapter Seven, Ikemefuna has become part of Okonkwo’s family in the three years that he has lived with them. The boy has started a desire in Nwoye to be masculine, like Okonkwo. Okonkwo is proud of his son for this new desire. Although Nwoye knows that he is supposed to sit with his father and hear the stories that he tells about violence and bloodshed, he misses the stories that his mother used to tell him.

The locusts come this year. Okonkwo, Nwoye, and Ikemefuna see these creatures headed for their village while they are putting new palm branches and palm leaves on the outer walls of their compound. The people are happy the locusts are coming because the insects are good to eat. One night as Okonkwo is feasting on the locusts with Nwoye and Ikemefuna, Ogbuefi Ezeudu comes to him...

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