Things Fall Apart - Study Guide Part 2 Chapters 14-15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Fourteen

In Chapter Fourteen, Okonkwo is welcomed into his mother’s homeland by his uncle, Uchendu. He is given land to build a home for himself and huts for his wife. He is also given land to farm and yam seeds to start his new farm. Okonkwo works hard to start his new farm but without the fire and enthusiasm that he had in youth. He is depressed because he has missed his chance to become one of the great lords of his clan. After the final confession ceremony for the girl who is marrying his youngest son, Uchendu speaks to Okonkwo about his despair. It is in a gathering of the men that Uchendu asks Okonkwo why the people say that “Mother is Supreme.” He tells him that it is because as the mother is a place of comfort and refuge for a child...

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