Tuesday, 27 August 2019

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"Those who are blessed with power
And the soaring swiftness of the eagle
And have flown before,
Let them go.
I will travel slowly,
And I too will arrive." 
- "The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born" - Ayi Kwei Armah, 1968, p 51.

These lines are from the certain song in Radio Ghana. The song talks about someone who travels slowly. This man encourages himself that he too will arrive at the destination. He says let them travel fast those who are blessed with the speed. These lines mean that someone prefer to use slow but lawful methods of achievement, but others prefer to use the fast and illegal methods of achieving success. In the novel, Mr. Koomson, and others have chosen to use fast and illegal means of success. 

Examples of themes/issues related to the quote:
- Corruption 
- Exploitation 
- Selfishness 
- Individualism 
- Betrayal 
- Classes 

The author's point of view in this aspect is that he wants the people to use slow and legal means in achieving any success. He also proposes that even if the method is fast but it should abide by the laws of the country. 

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