When Okonkwo returns to the village of Umuofia, he is amazed of how much the village has changed since he left.
Mr.Brown tells Okonkwo that Nwoye has been sent to a teaching college and that his name is now Issac
Enoch offends the clan by taking off the spirit mask.
The districit commissioner calls in the six leaders of the village to meet with him. But the meeting is a trap and the six men are taking prisoner and the Commissioner demands a fine of 200 bags of cowries.
Okomkwo takes out his machete and beheads the messenger because he hates what the man represents and he hopes that killing him that it will awaken his peoples courage again.
Okonko's commits suicided because he knows he will be imprisoned for killing the messenger. Also by killing himself he controls his own fate instead of letting the Europeans control him.