Things Fall Apart and Take Three

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Religion. According to Webster’s Dictionary, religion is the belief and moral code a group of people believe in (“Religion”). Since religion gives people that moral code to live by, large groups of people turn to religion for ways to live their lives. In a study done by Ed Diener, at the University of Illinois, he found at that in the end, religion truly does make people feel more happy with whatever situation they are in (Rees). Throughout real life, and in many novels, religion plays an important role on how people speak, act, and live their lives in general. In Things Fall Apart and Take Three we can see how within these societies, people turn to their religion to get through tough times because they believe that if they believe in a religion it will give them a sense of peace and happiness. In Things Fall Apart and Take Three each novel had the characters go through something traumatic, be it family problems, friend problems, or work problems. Through each of these issues, it brings the characters closer to their religion, they turn to their religion to help them get through the tough time. Throughout Things Fall Apart and Take Three, it is easy to see that people rely on religion in hard times. In the novel Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo, the main character, lives in a village, Umuofia, that has very strong beliefs and ways to live their lives. Within their tribe they have been living their life a specific way for a long time and that is just the way that their culture
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