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Things Fall Apart. You are Nwoye. You have returned to the village after 20 years. You have received an education from the missionaries and you have come back to reflect on the events of the time of the missionaries arrival or the death of Okonkwo. Wri

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Literature Coursework: Additional Text THINGS FALL APART: Writing to Imagine, Narrate, or Describe Futuristic Option: You are Nwoye. You have returned to the village after 20 years. You have received an education from the missionaries and you have come back to reflect on the events of the time of the missionaries' arrival or the death of Okonkwo. Write your thoughts. Through the iba, through the uncertainty and heat it threw on everything, I heard her call. I heard her call, and I was scared. The voice was not that of Cheilo, my mother's friend, but that of Cheilo, Agbala's oracle, and I was frightened. ...read more.

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As Cheilo said the customary response, I thought I heard another person whisper the same. I would have suspected that I was dreaming, but immediately Cheilo was yelling at someone for following us. I will never know who, or if they continued, for I soon fell prey to those dark phantasms of my feverish sleep once again.??The next time I escaped from the nightmares, it was only to hear Cheilo yelling, shouting to Umuachi - the farthest village from our own. We had - or the priestess had, for I had done no work - travelled an incredible distance. But we had not yet visited the hills and the cave. ...read more.

Conclusion

Cheilo continued to chant, and it echoed off all the sides of the rock, growing continually louder as the cave widened and grew, until the priestess ceased chanting and lay me down. She said something strange to the god, asking him to break my curse and so ease Ekwefi's suffering. She scratched my arm and offered my blood to the earth, connecting me forever to Agbala, and so tying me to life on this world.??Why the priestess wanted me tied to this world would not be understood for many years, but it was clear I needed to live, though whether it was for her human desire or her godly one is still mysterious. But as we left the cave, my parents were waiting, watching, protecting me, through the shadows of the night, and into the dawn. ...read more.

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