Saturday, March 12, 2016
I was reflecting upon the concept of chi in the Ibo culture. At first when the chi is presented, Okonkwo makes it seem that he can will his chi to do as he please; all he needs to say is yes and his chi will follow. After reading this part of the text I thought the chi was suppose to be ones drive, kind of like a guardian angle; the angel helps you out but mostly lets you do as you please. Later Okonkwo has a lot of misfortune, and he talks about his chi again and how his chi is not willing him to about to great things. Now I am confused because I thought the chi was more like a nice follower but now it is more like fate. This made me think of fate and free will, maybe the chi is suppose to make the reader pounder on the concept but I thought it was weird on how the chi was represented in the two different parts of the book.