What is the theme of The Sacrificial Egg by Chinua Achebe?

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the cultural conflict that opposed the African and western communities.


It is about the cultural conflict. Also, as the protagonist Julius Obi (and the writer Chinua Achebe himself as well) are people who have been educated in land other than their home, they are open or at least trying to be open to western ideas and are developing a disbelief in what has been guiding their community- all the bizarre superstitions and beliefs. So when he steps on the sacrificial egg he exclaims 'nonsense' as if he does not believe that he will get the ill luck. But ironically, he was just running away from wooden gong, of the night spirit.

So I think the conclusion is that we will always inherantly remain of our land. Our beliefs as a community, what we have grown up to hear, and believe, they will not change drastically.

That's not necessarily a bad thing. I think it's a beautiful thing that aversions, conflicts and colonisation cannot change our culture and our inherant, inherited beliefs.
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