Things Fall Apart - Part 2 Chapters 18-19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eighteen

In Chapter Eighteen, the villagers of Mbanta are worried about the missionaries but believe that they will not be punished for their sins. It is not until three of the converts come into the village and claim they will burn the shrines of the village gods that they villagers hurt any of these people. They beat the men and after that nothing happens for a long time between the people of the village and the missionaries.

The villagers soon learn that the missionaries have set up their own government to protect themselves. They have even hanged one man who killed a missionary. Because the converts are still clan members, if a convert kills one of them, they have to flee the clan. The church, meanwhile, is dealing with the logistics of admitting outcasts into the church. Although at least one clan member leaves the...

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