Things Fall Apart - Part 3 Chapters 22-23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Twenty-Two

In Chapter Twenty-Two, Mr. Brown is succeeded by a man who sees things either as evil or good. He desires large numbers of converts and is unhappy with the ignorance many people in the church still have. He suspends one woman from the church because she allows her husband to mutilate her child, which is believed to be evil. Because of his attitudes, those converts whom Mr. Brown had tried to restrain and allowed to flourish. One of these people is Enoch who becomes responsible for bringing to a furor a conflict between the church and clan in Umuofia.

On the day of worship of the earth goddess, the men have asked the egwugwu to withdraw so that the women can go home. They are doing so but Enoch calls out an offense that keeps them from retiring. One of the men hits Enoch...

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