A Mother 's Intuition By Chinua Achebe Essay

1080 Words Apr 12th, 2016 5 Pages
“A mother’s intuition” is a phrase that relates to this quote. It means a deep bond is created between a mother and her child and the mother developed a sense where she can see if the child is hurt emotionally or physically. In a household, if a child gets hurt, his or her mother is there to help him or her. In the book, there is an example where a mother is protecting her child: “ As she stood gazing at the circular darkness which had swallowed them, tears gushed from her eyes, and she swore within her that if she heard Ezinma cry she would rush into the cave to defend her again all the gods in the world. (Achebe 108). This illustrates how a mother cares for her child and wants the best for the child.

Another example that shows how a mother cares for her child is shown on pg 15, “...at the end he had been taken out and handed over to a stranger. His mother had wept bitterly, but he had been too surprised to weep.” We can infer that the mother feels so heartbroken that her son is being taken away and when the son is being taken away, it is almost like losing a limb because the mother cared for him all of his life and we can also infer that the bond is something so sacred that can be easily destroyed.

The kites represent the missionaries because they took over the tribe without warning. When the kite took the duckling, it represents the Abame clan and how they were unprepared when the Christians invaded over the clan. After when the young kite took the duck, that…

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