The Trials of Brother Jero and The Strong Breed Quotes

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Those who are petty trader today, make them big contractor tomorrow. Those who dey sweep street today, give them their own big office tomorrow. If we dey walka today, give us our own bicycle tomorrow...Those who have bicycle today, they will ride their own car tomorrow...Give them big car tomorrow. Give them big car tomorrow, give them big car tomorrow.
-- Chume (Scene 3)

Importance: Chume's impromptu speech to his fellow worshippers shows how much he has imbibed Jero's manipulative ideology. His speech rests on the promise of tomorrow, of upward mobility, and with it, the feeling of never being satisfied.

Ingrate! Monster! I curse you with the curse of the Daughters of Discord. May they be your downfall. May the Daughters of Eve bring ruin down on your head!
-- Old Prophet (Scene 1 )

Importance: The old prophet's curse on Brother Jero establishes the driving question behind the play: Will Brother Jero succumb to a "Daughter of Discord...

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