Woman and Ila Tribe Essay

1016 Words Jun 18th, 2009 5 Pages
Walimai, it’s a story about an Indian with his supernatural beliefs. He tells a story of his life while he lives in the jungle. Walimai believes that you have to be very careful with the names of persons and living creatures demand respect, because when you speak their names you touch their hearts and become part of their life force. Walimai feels that outside people, or travelers speak with such lightness when they talk to each other, he says that we should not speak in vain, and it is a tradition that he has thought to his children, and they should be respected. He mentions that his tribe tries to follow their old traditions while others decide to move on and go on a different direction. Not enough women were born in the years before. …show more content…
He tied her body and he made a pile to make some fire. After he set the fire he walked away climbing on the trees. His body felt very heavy because he was now carrying on her weight. He went in the jungle and hunt to go back to his village. Walimai had learned that sometimes death is more powerful than love. His tribe killed animals to eat, and survive, although he had killed that woman he did not consider himself a bad man, instead he felt like he needed to do that in order to set her spirit free form the oppression that her soul had from been kidnapped by those men and been sexual offend. The woman’s life was already destroyed for been raped like an animal. She had lost that delicate and special value that the Ila women had when they are born, that is why Walimai had decided to kill her. He believed that deep in the woman’s spirit she was screaming asking for it. Walimai’s tribe traditions were very important for him, even though he had the opportunity to rape the woman and satisfy himself as a man he did not do it. His beliefs were stronger. In life people have bad experiences and live so ungrateful that maybe death is their best option to take and they would go for it. In my own opinion, Walimai could had save her from that life and try to recover from that past, but his belief and tradition was so much stronger that when he felt that the woman had ask him for help his only and best choice was to kill her. He

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