posted by Soraya .
i just wanted to know what these proverbs meant from the book "Things Fall Apart"
first one: " If I fall down for you and you fall down for me , it is play"
second one: "If one finger brought oil it soiled the others"
The first one means that the people are on equal ground, neither harming one another. Neither is pushing the other down; therefore it is "play", not agression.
The second one means that if one person in a group does something dishonorable, that action soils the whole group. Were I to do something dishonorable, then my whole family/community community would be affected.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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