The Importance of Weather in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
The weather in this novel controls their crops and the river flow; which controls their food and water supply. They depend on adequate rainfall to help their crops to grow and for the river to be full. They also depend on the sun to warm things up and make the crops grow. However, if there is too much rain or too much sun it can cause many problems, such as a drought or a flood. …show more content…
The Physical world of the Igbo people is greatly impacted by the changing weather; given that the tribal society is so closely related to agricultural. The main character, Okonokwo, loses his first crop to a drought. Then, later in the novel, the rains wash away his and most of the other villager’s harvests. In the same respect; the good weather brings life and abundance.
In the lives of this tribe; the goddess, Ani, plays an important role. Ani controls the rain and therefore, their crops. Okonokwo does several things in the novel that are seen as angering the goddess. The first happens when he beats his youngest wife during the week of peace. For this infraction, he must give a nanny goat, a hen, and also pay a fine. The second happens when he accidentally killed one of his clansmen and as a result was