TFA chapter 5
Updated: 4/16/2020
TFA chapter 5

Storyboard Text

  • Okonkwo and his family preparing for the feast of the new yam festival that will happen in three days. His wives and children are in charge of preparing the yams.
  • Okonkwo is unhappy and restless because he has nothing to do to prepare
  • As the family prepares for the feast Okonkwo becomes more and more upset. He comes up with an excuse to beat his second wife, Ekwefi. He shoots his gun at her and misses.
  • Relatives and other guests are invited from afar for the feast; Okonkwo invites his wives' relatives
  • The village looks forward to the second day of the feast and its great wrestling matches between the men of the village and neighboring villages
  • As the wrestling match continues, Ekwefi remembers when she fell in love with Okonkwo
  • He used to be the best wrestler in the whole village. She specifically remembers when Okonkwo threw The Cat, a great wrestler who for 7 years was unbeaten
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  • His only problem was that he could not pay the bride price to her father. They then decided to run away together.
  • When Okonkwo and Ekwefi fell in love after the wrestling match, he decided that he wanted to marry.