Analysis Of Staying Fat For Sarah Shernarby

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In the novel Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes, Eric Calhoun and his best friend Steve Ellerby butt heads with their classmate Mark Brittain. They all take a controversial class, Contemporary American Thought, where they discuss topics like abortion, suicide, religion, body image and social justice. Interestingly, the sup-plot of this book lends itself to the subject of morality. It shows how religion shapes a person 's moral values.
Mark Brittain is a devout Christian, who has strong, self-righteous ideas about religion and abortion. Steve Ellerby, on the other hand, is the son of a preacher, but he questions blind faith in god like Brittain. Ellerby and this father agree on their own definition of religion in which they feel secure.
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