Discuss the character of Mr. Green, including the meaning of the varying views given of this character. What does Mr. Green stand for in the novel?

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 changes 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?