The cultural arrogance found in this book is the driving force of any and all conflicts in the book, because it is the cause of conflict between nations, between the people in these nations, and last but not least, between the man and nature. Firstly, and more obviously, cultural arrogance will create a conflict between people of different nations. The Price family moves into Kilanga, a village in the middle of the Congo, thinking they know the most for coming from highly educated country. This means that this family alienates themselves from the rest of the village because of their way of thinking, avoiding any help from the neighbors, and judging their way of life, including their religion. As a missionary family, they went into Kilanga to try to convert the people there into Christianity. However, they failed their mission because they were unable to adapting their lives and way of thinking into the lives of the Congolese people, therefore they were unable to reach to them and teach them the “correct” way of living. This arrogance was in a much localized area, where it couldn’t affect many pe...
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