No Longer At Ease
Study Questions and Suggested Essay Topics
Discuss the Significance of the novel's title: No Longer at Ease.
Discuss the problem of language in the novel. Think about the problem as it relates to the characters of the novel as well as to Chinua Achebe.
What are the main reasons for Obi's change of opinion toward bribery?
Suggested Essay Topics
Discuss the character of Mr. Green and what he stands for in the novel Discuss also the meaning of the varying viewpoints given on this character.
How is Chinua Achebe similar to his protagonist Obi Okonkwo? Discuss upbringing, schooling, ambition and scope of life. Compare and contrast.
What is significant about the year in which this novel was published (1960)?
What is the importance of the relationship between Clara and Obi? Keep in mind that they are of the same generation and that they both studied abroad in England. Why did things not work out for them and why is this important?
What are the changes that are traced in this novel from one generation to the next and what is important about the changes going on in Nigeria during the forties, fifties, and sixties?
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