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Arrow of God

Arrow of God

by Chinua Achebe

Pride Quotes Page 4

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Quote #10

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 maintained that he was doing what Ulu asked of him throughout. Do you think this is true? Or do you think it's more likely that he was either not following his god's will, or his god was leading him to ruin and destruction because Ezeulu's pride and lust for power had become so great?

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