After our discussion in class the other day about Ezinma, I began to wonder if Achebe put her in the novel for a greater purpose then just being another daughter of Okonkwo. We have said that Ezinma does not act like the typical woman and for this Okonkwo favors her. She acts very manly and does not waste time with what he would call “feminine” things. She does not question Okonkwo and does what he tells her to do like bringing him food. Okonkwo even wishes his other son would be like her. He even wishes Ezinma could have been born a boy. Anyway, Ezinma definitely does not seem to be the stereotypical woman in Things Fall Apart. In my opinion, I think she almost acts as a foil to her mother, Ekwefi. Ekwefi is often doing things that Okonkwo thinks are typical waste of time things that women do. However, Ezinma is the opposite and does as she is told while possessing a strong spirit. It seems kind of ironic that a mother and daughter could be so different.