The Rain Came Essay

906 Words Sep 18th, 2013 4 Pages
THE RAIN CAME
GRACE OGOT

I.

A. VOCABULARY WORDS

Luo -a tribe in Northern Kenya and Uganda consecrated-to be inducted into a position rebuked-to be criticized
Oganda-“beans”
enviable-good fortune that is envied/desired by other people siala tree-acacia tree, is the strongest tree in the desert. It can go many months, years even, without water. hoarse-making a harsh, low sound faint-lacking strength; weak karlamo-the sacred place torrents- a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence

B. SETTING

The story is set in Kenya, where the Luo tribe had settled near Lake Victoria. The village was facing a severe drought and was in desperate need for rain. The tribe strongly believed in the role of their
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Ndithi said to the chief that the only solution to their problem was to sacrifice Oganda, the only daughter of the chief. b) Rising action

Although the thought of letting her daughter be sacrificed for the benefit of the whole village is very painful to Labong’o, he decided to let her go. Therefore, Oganda was informed that she is going to be sacrificed for the benefit of the whole village. She does not want to but she has to do so.
A feast was prepared beforehand to congratulate Oganda because it was said that it was an honor to be selected to be sacrificed. A lot of friends, relatives and other villagers were gathered, bearing gifts, singing and were dancing but Minya, the mother of Oganda cannot rejoice because her daughter is to be sacrificed to the lake monster.
Oganda did not participate in the feast and did not even partake with the food because looking at the dancers same as her age makes her sad. The only thing that comforted her was the chain around her waist which was given by Osinda, the one that she loved. He did not appear on the feast to say goodbye so she thought he must have been ill and that they will not ever see each other again.
c) Climax

Oganda set off to alone to her journey towards the lake. After a very long, tired and weary journey she was at last almost near the lake when she felt that someone is following her. She wanted to picture if it was the lake monster but she could not do so because of her

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