Celebrations in Things Fall Apart and Master Harold and The

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A celebration is any public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual. All celebrations have significance whether it is spiritual or physical. Africa is rich and diverse in culture and has many traditions. A celebration is an observing of a joyful or sometimes mournful occasion for special festivities to mark an event rejoicing life and the human spirit. Beliefs and practices are expressed as they bring communities together celebrating a people's reality. A celebration is an art that commemorates and gives tangible form to the unknown, feelings and ideas. Different celebrations serve as experiences differently than our own. Things fall Apart and Master Harold and the boys portray this meaning of celebrations. Celebrations serve as a representation of the optimistic and hopeful individual spirit of humans in the real world. "Things fall apart represents life as lived in Igboland before the arrival of the Europeans  (Muoneke 45). Within the customs and celebrations in Igbo society, "the spiritual reign of the Igbo would die in an internecine struggle for power through domination and violence  (116). In Things fall Apart, celebrations such as Week of Peace, wedding ceremon

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