Dorothy Day Critique

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It is worth it to know a little bit about this woman, because being a woman who wants to help wasn’t easy during her lifetime. Despise any difficulties that were brought on her she didn’t give up and was one of the greatest advocates for peace, liberty, social justice and human rights deeply interested in social issues. The purpose of her writing was to convey the experience of people who could not speak out, showing human suffering, paying attention to the shortcomings of the social system and discussions on finding remedies. Dorothy Day embodies the view of the human person that has emerged from our discussion of Christian theology and tradition by believing in inherited dignity and social reconstruction, as well as having the anarchist view.…show more content…
During that time she could see though her own eyes, what unemployment, poverty, disease and degradation means. The more she seen the stronger was the opposition to the surrounding reality. For her, hero was one who risked and selflessly fought for the eight-hour working day (in 1915 workers were working normally ten hours or more). Dorothy’s view matured the most when she was a 15 year old girl strolling through West Side of Chicago (Forest 19). After seeing the slums in such a young age she felt connected to their lives saying that she got a direction in her life (Forest 20). She wanted to quickly become independent and persist through hard physical work, during which - as she admitted - "many a time I scrubbed the skin off my knuckles” (Forest 21). Accepting faith as a mature person, Dorothy Day could choose form many US Protestant groups. For her, however, the Catholic Church was the closest to the poor and abandoned. For a person, who was always sensitive to social issues, it was very
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