What is the meaning of no longer at ease?
In one sense, the title suggests something pretty obvious – someone once felt comfortable and is now feeling uneasy. And actually, once you get into the novel, you find out that this quick assessment is accurate. The title reflects the discomfort felt by the main character, Obi Okonkwo.
How did no longer at ease end?
By Chinua Achebe Achebe chooses not to belabor or repeat the scene in the courtroom where we learn of Obi’s guilt. Instead, he ends with just a few sentences explaining that nobody knows why Obi began to accept bribes, or how he became corrupt. We are left with a number of unsettling questions.
Is no longer at ease a sequel?
Devta Ka Baan
Zambia Shall Be Free
No Longer at Ease/Followed by
What genre is no longer at ease?
No Longer at Ease/Genres
How long is no longer at ease?
The average reader will spend 3 hours and 13 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).
What year is no longer at ease set in?
setting (time) Late 1950’s, around 1957 (when the narrator is about twenty-six years old). However, the novel also moves backwards to describe the time when Obi was growing up and when he has won a scholarship to study abroad in England. setting (place) Nigeria; specifically, Umuofia and Lagos.
Who is Mr Green in no longer at ease?
Green is representative of the white, European presence in Africa that resulted from the spread of England’s empire and its colonial hold on Nigeria. He is an arrogant man, who believes that the African is “corrupt through and through” and that it is the British who have brought Africans civilization and education.
What was the Umuofia Progressive Union scheme in no longer at ease?
The Umuofia Progressive Union (U.P.U) has given Obi a scholarship to study law in England, a scholarship that Obi has to pay back upon his return. And, thus, he leaves for England, stopping in Lagos on the way out. First, he changes his course of study to English and abandons law.
When was no longer at ease published?
No Longer at Ease/Originally published
What point of view is no longer at ease written?
Third Person (Limited Omniscient) This book is told in the third person, looking in from the outside on Obi’s life, habits, and thoughts.
How is Obi characterized?
Chinua Achebe indirectly characterizes Michael Obi as an enthusiastic, progressive headmaster. Achebe develops Obi’s character through his actions and comments. Initially, Obi is depicted as a positive man with good intentions, but he is later portrayed as a stubborn, unsympathetic individual.
What was Obi’s mistake number one in the novel No Longer at Ease?
The Lagos branch of the Umuofia Progressive Union throws a party for Obi’s return. Everyone except Obi dresses up. This is “mistake Number One” on Obi’s part. As a man educated in England, he should dress the part.