What did Mr Brown say about the gods of Umuofia?
Brown. “Chukwu is the only God and all others are false.” As suggested by this dialogue in Chapter 21, Mr. Brown earns respect from Umuofia’s clansmen by spending time with them, learning about their beliefs.
What is the main thesis of akunna’s first argument about God and Chukwu?
He says that their culture’s carved wooden gods are simply a piece of wood. Akunna explains that while the minor god is indeed made from wood, Chukwu made the tree from which it was carved. Akunna believes Chukwu made the minor gods so that people could approach Him through these messengers.
How does Umuofia change while Okonkwo is away?
When Okonkwo returns to his village in Umuofia, he finds it greatly changed in his absence. The Christian church has won many converts, including respected men who have renounced their traditional titles.
Who was the supreme God of Umuofia?
Chukwu is the supreme god. When the clan hears of the one true Christian god, they try to compare him to Chukwu saying, ‘You say there is one supreme God who made heaven and earth… we also believe in Him and call Him Chukwu. He made all the world and the other gods.
Why do you think Mr Brown came to Umuofia?
Brown Comes to Town. Because the protagonist of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo, is in exile when Mr. Brown first arrives, we don’t actually get to see the man come to Umuofia. He simply sets up shop in Okonkwo’s absence, and then both Okonkwo and the reader are filled in later.
Why did Mr Brown come to Umuofia?
Mr. Brown, the first white missionary to travel to Umuofia, institutes a policy of respect and compromise between the church and the clansmen. He engages in long religious discussions with Akunna in order to understand the Igbo traditions, and he builds a school and a hospital in Umuofia.
How does the community of Umuofia view Mr Brown the white missionary?
Brown is the first white Christian missionary in Umuofia and Mbanta. He is a patient, kind, and understanding man. He is also open-minded and willing to make an effort to respect and understand the Igbo beliefs. Neither man gives up his belief, but they learn about each other’s faith and gain respect for one another.
How do the missionaries change the culture in Umuofia?
Men of Umuofia were forced to the changes of the missionaries. These missionaries had invaded the land of Umuofia and converted the men and women into Christianity and their customs. The Igbo people clearly thought their lives were better when they didn’t have the missionaries in their land.
How did Umuofia change?
However, Umuofia is much changed after seven years. The church has grown in strength and the white men subject the villagers to their judicial system and rules of government. They are harsh and arrogant, and Okonkwo cannot believe that his clan has not driven the white men and their church out.
Why was Umuofia in a festive mood?
‘The Feast of the New Yam was approaching and Umuofia was in a festival mood. It was an occasion for giving thanks to Ani, the earth goddess and the source of all fertility. The Feast of the New Yam was held every year before the harvest began, to honour the earth goddess and the ancestral spirits of the clan.
What does Mr Brown build in Umuofia?
Mr. Brown builds a school and a hospital in Umuofia. He urges the Igbo people to send their children to school and makes a point of giving gifts, such as singlets and towels to the children (and later to adults) who attend school.