Lives of Girls and Women - "Age of Faith" Summary & Analysis

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"Age of Faith" Summary

Del is twelve years old in "Age of Faith," and in search of the answer to how religion does, or should, fit into her life. She sits in on mass first at the United Church in town and then at the Anglican Church, trying to find answers. She decides to broach the subject of religion with her brother Owen, who is three years younger than she is. She asks him if he believes in God, and when he doesn't answer, Del tells him about her prayer that she would not have to continue to suffer with learning to sew. Del believes that her prayer is answered when her Household Science teacher excuses her from her sewing lessons.

On Good Friday, Del announces to her mother that she is going to church. This declaration prompts Del's mother to denounce religion and the...

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