What would you do if someone questioned your every thought or action without even providing evidence why? In the story Doubt written by John Patrick Shanley, Father Flynn is accused of seducing a student by Sister Aloysius. I believe that Father Flynn is innocent of the accused acquisitions. Father Flynn continually sticks to his story. He claims that he only tired to help Donald as he was troubled and needed a friend to talk with.
This could be stating that he ran because he was guilty, but if he was then chances are the bishop would have believed her and he wouldn’t have gotten a promotion. Sister Aloysius even stated at the end of it all that she had doubts. Sister Aloysius: “I have doubts! I have such doubts!” (Shanley 58) She is not sure if her own claims were the truth or not which leaves us to wonder if Father Flynn was innocent or guilty. I believe that Father Flynn was falsely accused and never actually committed those kinds of acts with Donald Muller.
But she has no physical evidence of him doing anything wrong and she admits it when Mrs. Muller asks if she has evidence “ No evidence? No” (Shanley 42). She is clearly making accusations out of speculation which is just like the witch hunts that came before. Along with this since there is no evidence to condemn Father Flynn, He is not being given a fair way to defend himself since Sister Aloysius. You cannot defend yourself from rumors or invisible crimes.
While Fr. Flynn is fighting for his innocence, he stumbles upon multiple obstacles along the way. John Patrick Shanley describes Flynn’s situation with a very edgy tone in the book “Doubt.” Fr. Flynn is a priest at St. Nicholas school, he has been kicked out of three previous schools , but we do not know why he was expelled from them. I think Flynn is guilty has molested Donald Muller because of his past and further evidence.
Doubt Based on the evidence in Patrick Shanley’s play, The Doubt: A Parable, Father Flynn is innocent because there is no tangible proof of sexual assault and Sister Aloysius is only trying to hurt Father Flynn for being different. The whole parable is about the term, doubt. It has readers flipping back and forth between the notion of Father Flynn guilty of committing sexual assault, and not being guilty. The end of the parable offers no precise verdict in the case. It leaves its readers confused, and demanding of an answer.
Doubt: Innocent priest or child molesting predator? Doubt is a play created by the author John Patrick Shanley in which Father Flynn, a priest, is accused of molesting the young boys at the school in which he is a priest at. In the school there is two teachers who have different opinions on if he is guilty or not. In the play there is many points that lead to believing that Father Flynn is guilty. Father Flynn is guilty because the little boys attending the school are afraid to be alone with him and The mother of a student, Donald Muller; her knowledge on his sexuality.
Even though Meursault makes it perfectly clear that he does not believe in God, does not need help, and does have time to waste on him the chaplain still engages with him. He insists on Meursault giving some faith and repenting his sins, but Meursault’s defiance remains solid. He even calls the chaplain “monsieur”, explaining that he is not and never will be his father. Meursault’s resistance and refusal are almost a sort of ‘opposite reflection’ to the chaplain’s notions. Every time he proposes a religious idea, Meursault is quick to retort with a worldly alternative.
In truth, the Friar is the main person responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death because Romeo and Juliet’s family and friends did not know and no one took what the Nurse said seriously. However, everyone respected and listened to the Friar because of his status with the church. As a priest, it was his job to protect Romeo and Juliet and yet he failed. He failed because he believed he could make a change, he did not read the signs, and he did not care. “The fool who knows his foolishness is wise at any rate so far.
For Meursault he does not feel remorse for any of his actions or antics because there is no purpose to life; There will be no judgement or ‘Hell’ for Meursault after death. Normally people of faith abide by certain commandments that would thus grant them acceptance to ‘Heaven’. Meursault finds such beliefs as silly and pointless, much like everything else. Meursault holds a pessimistic and absurd outlook on life; Camus made it apparent to infuse his atheistic and existentialistic values into the form of
She didn’t want her baby to die or to be sent to the Fringes but what she received from her sister was isolation (Wyndham 71). “So there has been a Deviation; and deviation, any deviation from the true image is blasphemy - no less. You have produced a defilement.” Due to the laws, people had to report to the governor if they see anyone or anything is deviation, so in Waknuk, discrimination is always happening. (Wyndham 72). Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not.