In Chapter 2, Achebe introduces the Umuofia's justice system. During a town meeting, 10,000 men attend to address a crime committed against their village. The village decides to follow “the normal course of action," which is identified as a “peaceful settlement.” What does the justice system reveal about Ibo society? What does it reveal about community life in Ibo society? Consider the influence of the Oracle, the people who attend the meeting, and the methods utilized to reach a verdict.
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