S: Mixbook Project: Things Fall Apart
FC: Ezinma | By : Tram Nguyen
1: Ezinma was Ekwefi's tenth child, but the only child that had survived. Okonkwo was pretty fond of her because she had the qualiteies that he wished his son, Nwoye, would have. Ezinma was intelligent, mature, beautiful, and confident for a girl her age. She tries to take on the tasks that is meant for the boys of the household. She has a good relationship with her mother, Ekwefi, and her father.
2: "She determined to nurse her child to health, and she put her being into it" (Achebe 76). | "If Ezinma had been a boy I would have been happier. She has the right spirit" (Achebe 63). | "Ezinma looked at her mother, whose eyes, sad and pleading, were fixed on her." "Where they bury children," she replied" (Achebe 77).
3: "A strange and sudden weakness descended on Ekwefi as she stood gazing in the direction of the voices like a hen whose only chick has been carried away by a kite" (Achebe 97). | "Obiageli broke her pot today," Ezinma said. "That is true. Do you hear that, Ezinma? You are older than Obiageli but she has more sense," (Achebe 45). | "His daughter Ezinma had broken her twenty-eight day visit to the family of her future husband, and returned home when she heard that her father had been imprisoned, and was going to be hanged" (Achebe 180).
4: Proverbs | "People should not talk when they are eating or pepper may go down the wrong way" (Achebe 45). | " A chick that will grow into a cock can be spotted the very day it hatches" (Achebe 64) | Ezinma | media Takeout, Entrepreneur Rookie June 07, 2011 Date of Access: Oct.24 2011
5: Themes present through, or related to the character | "If something means a lot to you don't let it go, strive for it and never give up"- This theme was related to the character because Ezinma was the reason Ekwefi risked her life and followed Chielo. | "Don't judge a book by it's cover"- This theme was presented through Ezinma because Ezinma is a beautiful little girl, but she has the great qualities that the boys of the household should have.
6: Experiences Throughout Novel | 1: Ekwefi had borne 10 children and only Ezinma had survived to live until at least six. | 2: Okagbue, the medicine man, had asked Ezinma where her iyi-uwa was. For the sake of her mother she pretended to know and led him to a tree to dig up a random stone.
7: 3: Ezinma had tried to get on Okonkwo's good side so she told on Obiageli. In contrast, her plan backfired and Okonkwo had said "You are older than Obiageli but she has more sense." She was getting over confident in herself. | 4: The priestess of Agbala, Chiel, took Ezinma away from her parents in the middle of the night to take her to the cave because Agbala wanted to see her. Ekwefi had followed and Okonkwo went to the cave 4 times before finding them. | 5: After the seven years in exile, Ezinma returned to the Umuofia village. She was beautiful and was supposed to get married. She broke the twenty-eight day visit to her future husband's family and returned home when she heard Okonkwo was imprisoned.
8: Ezinma was an indirect character because you had to figure out through context clues what kind of character Ezinma was. | Ezinma was an ironic character because she showed masculine features like a boy, like taking Okonkwo's chair and having the right spirit, but she turned out to be a beautiful women that the men chased after.