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Unformatted text preview: to get more and more confused as to why they sacrifice their own children for causes of gods. He just decides not think about why because he can’t answer those questions, and the cycle of blind faith continues as a result. “He had allowed what he regarded as a reasonable and manly interval to pass and then gone with his matchet to the shrine, where he thought they must. It was only when he had got there that it had occurred to him that the priestess might have chosen to go round the villages first.” (page 99) What I found really interesting in this quote is the fact that a “manly” interval of time has to pass in order for Okonkwo to shamelessly chase after his wife or daughter. This does reflect a lot on Okonkwo and how insecure he really is; as many men would have chased after their wife and child right away in times of emergency, instead of jeopardizing them both so that they may not appear weak....
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