Asked by: Sondos Folmar
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020

What is the Week of Peace What does Okonkwo do to break it?

Ikemefuna soon begins to call Okonkwo “father.” During the Week of Peace, Okonkwo notices that his youngest wife, Ojiugo, has left her hut to have her hair braided without having cooked dinner. He beats her for her negligence, shamefully breaking the peace of the sacred week in a transgression known as nso-ani.

Click to see full answer.


Likewise, what is the Week of Peace in things fall apart?

One of the events they observe, as described by Chinua Achebe in Things Fall Apart, is the Week of Peace. The Week of Peace is the week right before the yams are planted every year. During this week, no one is allowed even so much as a harsh word. Everyone is supposed to be completely peaceful with everyone else.

Likewise, what was Okonkwo punishment for beating his wife? When Okonkwo beats his wife, Ojiuigo, during the Week of Peace he is punished for "breaking the peace of Ani," the goddess of the village and the spirit that oversees the farming and its results. Okonkwo is reminded for the reason of his punishment when Ezeani comes to speak with him.

Accordingly, why does Umuofia celebrate a week of peace?

"We live in peace with our fellows to honor our great goddess of the earth without whose blessing our crops will not grow."

In what chapter does Okonkwo beat his wife?

In the fifth chapter of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo once again shows how he is different from his father Unoka; he beats and then nearly shoots his wife because of his own insecurity and anxiousness about not working during the Feast of the New Yam.

23 Related Question Answers Found

What are the signs of Okonkwo's wealth?

What happens during the week of peace?

What are ikemefuna's special skills?


Why is the week of peace so important to the Igbo people?

What is the Week of Peace in Igbo culture?


What chapter is Ezinma sick?

Who does Okonkwo kill?

Why does Okonkwo shoot at Ekwefi?


What signs are there that Okonkwo's personal shortcomings will bring him trouble later?

What does every man and his family do after the week of peace?

Why did Okonkwo kill ikemefuna?


What happens in Part 1 of Things Fall Apart?

How does Ekwefi feel about Okonkwo?