Okonkwo's Religion

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Okonkwo chooses to take his own life because he realizes that the Christian church has taken over Umuofia and he doesn’t want to live in a world with anything different than his tribe and their customs and what he’s used to. When the church comes in with all their beliefs that are different from Okonkwo’s village, this upsets him, and then there is a chain of events that lead to him hanging himself. It all starts when Okonkwo is exiled for seven years because he accidentally killed someone. While he is staying in his mother’s native village people from his home come to tell him stories about how the church is taking over. Okonkwo gets very frustrated that he can’t be with his tribe to help stop the church from gaining power and followers.

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