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No Longer At Ease

No Longer At Ease

by Chinua Achebe

Hannah Okonkwo's Dream

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Hannah Okonkwo dreams that termites eat the bed underneath her. She realizes that Obi's westernized values are leaving her with nothing solid beneath her; they are eating up the very thing that supports her, her cultural values.

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