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Jessica DaSilva Response #3 College Writing 2 Prof. Schwartz “Darkness held a vague terror for these people, even the bravest among them. Children were warned not to whistle at night for fear of evil spirits” (9). I find this very interesting. This town of people, especially the men, are born and raised to become warriors. They are praised for their manliness and ranked on how brave and fierce they are in battle, yet they are afraid of the darkness. Not only are they afraid of the darkness, but they also scare their children by advising then not to whistle at night. The evil spirits that they are afraid of seem to be something to be extremely feared in their tribe. Perhaps the darkness and evil spirits are a representation and foreshadowing of the white men and the change that they bring with them when they visit the Ibo tribe. Darkness is something that you know will eventually come and something that you cannot really control; even with the brightest flame, you cannot get rid of darkness forever, much like the white men who change everything. “And at last the locusts did descend. They settled on every tree and on every blade of grass; they
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