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Things Fall Apart

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Transcript of Things Fall Apart

Things Fall Apart
Religion can be a guide
-Makes the Ibo people realize what they want in a religion
-Some want to stay in Ibo culture
-Others join the Christian faith
Religion can create arguments
-Makes people fight about what they believe is right
-Fights can be physical or mental
-Both sides get involved in the fights
Nwoye joins the Christians
"It was the poetry of the new religion, something felt in the marrow...he felt relief within as the hymn poured into [Nwoye's] parched soul" (122, Achebe)
Results in another way of thinking
-Ibo people are no longer limited to one religion
-Shifts the Ibo tribe away from their regular customs
-Some people are angered by this
Thesis
Religion can have numerous long term effects for the Ibo culture, such as presenting new beliefs and customs, making Ibo individuals realize which religion they belong to, and pushing others to fight for their own faith.
Okonkwo grows upset about Nwoye converting his faith
"A sudden fury rose within him and he felt a strong desire to take up his machete, go to the church and wipe out the entire vile and miscreant gang" (Achebe, 127)
Prezi by Michelle Mawbey, Hour 6A
#3- Religion
"The power of religion can both guide a society and destroy it. Discuss the ways in which Christianity, as promoted by the missionaries, does both."
Topic
-Introduces another religion
-Shows the Ibo people new people from a different country
-Shows them new beliefs and customs
-Demonstrates more diversity
Religion can show new ways of culture
Accepting the life of twins
"...Each time [Nneka] had borne twins, and they have been immediately thrown away...she had fled to join the Christians" (Achebe, 126)
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