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Arrow of God

Arrow of God

by Chinua Achebe

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So in the end only Umuaro and its leaders saw the final outcome. To them the issue was simple. Their god had taken sides with them against his headstrong and ambitious priest and thus upheld the wisdom of their ancestors – that no man however great was greater than his people; that no one ever won judgement against his clan. (19.88)

Though Ezeulu thought his god Ulu would protect him and keep him from harm, it turned out that he was no match for the entire clan, who had joined forces against him. The deity has chosen sides.

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