Out of Africa - Study Guide Chapters 5 - 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 - 9 Summary

Chapters 5 – 9 Analysis

The extent of her relationship with the people on the farm is here shown in considerable detail. As the owner of the land, she is accorded enough respect by the local people to adjudicate in disputes and other matters of the farm. Throughout the book, Blixen goes to great lengths to illustrate and contrast the disparate view taken by the Natives and Europeans in many matters. Here, their sense of justice is juxtaposed. To the Natives, the issue of culpability is irrelevant. Whether the shooting was an accident or not was of little concern. What was important was that because of the outcome brought about, whether intentional or not, reparations now had to be made.

Blixen's attitude towards the Natives, although mostly one of respect, wavers at times between disbelief, admiration and exasperation at their queer mannerisms, ideals and attitudes. Blixen spends a...

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