Analyzing Character Approach

Discussion Preparation

Work Time

In the next lesson, you will participate in the final discussion of Things Fall Apart. Who’s to blame for “things falling apart”? Take some time now with your group to complete the charts in Discussion Preparation 3, Parts A and B.

  • In Discussion Preparation 3, Part A, organize your thoughts about the question of who’s to blame from your own perspective . What has fallen apart in Umuofia? Think about individuals, families, and the community as a whole. Think about social ties and traditions.
  • In Discussion Preparation 3, Part B, organize your thoughts about the question of who’s to blame from your character’s perspective . Think about how the discussion will play out. Who will your character blame, and why? How might that person defend himself or herself? Who might blame your character, and why? How will you defend your character?