At his funeral, the men were beating their drums and firing guns; one of the shots Okonkwo fired hit and killed Ogbuefi Ezeudu’s son. This was considered to be a crime against the earth goddess and Okonkwo and his family had to be exiled for 7 years. All the buildings and animals he owned were burned and killed to rid the village of his sins. Okonkwo takes his family to his mother’s native village of Mbanta and they help him build a farm and try to help rebuild a future for Okonkwo and his family. I think this shows how strongly the village believed in their leaders. Okonkwo didn’t shoot the boy on purpose, but he had to be exiled for 7 years!
Soon after Okonkwo and his family arrived, missionaries arrived in Mbanta. The missionaries’ leader, Mr. Brown wanted to convert the people of Umofia to Christianty, so he told them that their Gods were false and that worshipping more than one God is idolatrous. However, he became ill and was soon replaced by Reverend James Smith, which brought on drama of its