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Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
“In the pursuit of wrongdoing, one steps away from God. Of course, there’s a price.” The quote means that in order to find someone guilty of sin, one might have to disobey God to get achieve that goal.
Sister Aloysius steps away from god in running her school and to attempt to confirm her suspicions about Father Flynn
a. Gossips about Father Flynn with other nuns
In the film, all the nuns are sitting at the table eating dinner. Sister Aloysius talks about to her suspicions of Father Flynn following his sermon to them.
Symbolism: the nuns are eating simple meals and are quiet at the dinner table.
b. Lies to father Flynn to try to get him to confess his sins. She didn’t actually call his old school.
“This morning, before I spoke with Mrs. Muller, I took the precaution of calling the last parish to which you were assigned” (53)
c. Steals kids radio and uses it for her own pleasure
“Look at how tiny they’re making them now. I confiscated it from one of the students and now I can’t stop using it.
d. She admitted that she is taking a step away from God.
“In the pursuit of wrongdoing, one steps away from God. Of course there’s a price” (58)
But its so unsettling to look at things and people with suspicion. It feels as if I’m less close to God” (20).
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