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Who are the main characters in Arrow of God, and what role did they play in the story?

Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God details the coming of the British colonists to Nigeria as well as the cultural and political events that followed. Ezeulu, who is the Ulu’s chief priest and the...

Latest answer posted December 30, 2018 10:14 am UTC

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What are three examples of figurative language in Arrow of God?

Figurative language is poetic rather than literal language; it employs literary devices such as metaphor, imagery, and rhyme to give words greater impact. One example of figurative language comes...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2018 1:53 pm UTC

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What is the relationship like between Ezeulu and his children in Arrow of God?

Ezeulu has a fraught relationship with his sons; his family could reasonably be said to be dysfunctional. His son Edogo resents the fact that his father favors his brother Nwafo, whom he believes...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2019 9:24 am UTC

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What were the author's intentions in writing Arrow of God, and what is a summary of the novel?

In Arrow of God, Chinua Achebe explores the gulf of communication between British colonizers and West Africans, as well as chronicling the disintegration of the Igbo culture as the British forces...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2019 9:39 am UTC

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What are some man-vs.-man conflicts in the Arrow of God?

One such conflict involves the characters Ezeulu and Nwaka.  Ezuelu is "unhappy with the escalation of a minor conflict with the nearby Okperi tribe whom he sees as entitled to a disputed...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2007 9:00 am UTC

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What is the central conflict of the novel?

The central conflict is man vs. society. Achebe used his novels to discuss the influence of colonization on the peoples of Africa, but also as social commentaries on the nature of colonization and...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2007 1:07 am UTC

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How does Ezeulu dress and look in Arrow of God?

In Arrow of God, Ezeulu is the chief priest of the village, and holds high respect and status there. He is a powerful man and aware of his advancing age: There was one game Ezeulu never tired of...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2012 7:06 pm UTC

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What is an analysis of all the characters in "Arrow of God" by Achebe? Both major and minor characters.

Well I am not going to give you an analysis of all the characters - that is something you need to work out for yourself as you carefully read the book and consider each character's actions and...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2009 10:35 pm UTC

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Are there any man vs nature conflicts in Arrow of God?  

The conflict of human versus in Arrow of God relates to the Igbos’ involvement in agriculture, and forms a central part of the plot about changing colonial control. Because they are particularly...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2018 6:52 pm UTC

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In the arrow of God, Would you consider Ezeulu a martyr? Who else in the novel could be?

You don't say specifically which group in the novel considers Ezeulu a martyr, but Ezeulu becomes the chief martyr of Ulu, a god who originated from the need to fight the slave traders. This is...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2007 8:07 am UTC

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Are there any man vs nature or man vs society conflicts in Arrow of God? If so what are they?

A societal conflict is seen between Ezeulu and his people. Ezeulu won't relinquish any of his power as Chief Priest, and he believes anyone who goes against him is an enemy. His authoritarianism is...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2007 2:27 am UTC

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In Arrow of God, did Ezeulu have issues with himself or are there any other characters that have conflict with...

Yes, Ezeulu does have an internal conflict, and this inner struggle becomes worse as the novel progresses. Ezeulu is responsible for both the physical and spiritual needs of his people as the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2007 3:49 am UTC

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What would be some good rhetorical questions for this novel?

Based on the title of the book itself, you could ask: "Who or what is/are the arrow(s) of God?" "The religion of Igboland had been around for generations. Why do you think Christianity was able to...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2015 3:06 pm UTC

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What would be some good rhetorical questions for this novel?

1. Who or what is the arrow of God? 2. How might Ezeulu be considered a tragic hero? 3. Compare and contrast the portrayal of Africans in "Arrow of God" with those portrayed in Josheph Conrad's...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2015 2:38 pm UTC

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