Arrow of God Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Arrow of God is considered a more complex, more troubling work than Things Fall Apart, as the reader sees the action primarily through the chief character's eyes, and he is constantly experiencing the tensions of being caught in the middle of two colliding cultures. Readers will be interested in evaluating the issue of colonialism in general and the interaction of the Igbo with British domination in particular. They will also be interested in the universal themes and issues treated in this complex work, such as the tension between individual and collective needs, the seemingly arbitrary demands of traditional belief, and the cross-cultural comparisons that question practices in both African and European cultures, especially as they pertain to marriage and the family. The role of religious belief and human pain caused for characters who find themselves relinquishing traditional beliefs is also a riveting topic for discussion. Aside from the...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Arrow of God from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.