Langston Huge Salvation Analysis

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• The short essay titled Salvation is about how Langston Huges lied his way out of a predicament. Langston was in church to see Jesus. He waited and waited, till he figure out he can’t see or feel Jesus. Langston was pressured to show everyone in church he seen Jesus. He got up and showed everyone he did. Langston regretted on lying to everyone at the church but the worst was, he didn’t believe in Jesus anymore.

Main Claim:
• “But I was really crying because I couldn’t bear to tell her that I had lied, that I had deceived everybody in the church that I hadn’t seen Jesus, and that now I didn’t believe there was a Jesus anymore, since he didn’t come to help me.” Pg.2

Supporting points:
• “Still I kept waiting to see Jesus.” Pg. 1
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• “So I decided that maybe to save further trouble, I’d better lie, too, and say that Jesus had come, and get up and be saved.” Pg. 2

• “Ninety and nine safe in the fold” is a part from the parables of Jesus. Source Wikipedia

Discussion questions:
• If Langston Huges decided to tell the truth about him unable to see Jesus would have been any better than lying?
• What would you believe to be at fault in this essay, the adults’ pressure on Langson or the false presents of God?
• If Langston Huges was a few years old, would he be able to take his problem with lying easier?

Talking Points:
• Langston Huges was lying because of social pressure
• I believe Langston Huges took what his aunt said very literal.
• Langston Huges was too young to completely understand the situation he is going
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