Sister Aloysius: Play Analysis

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It seems that Sister Aloysius makes the most convincing case compared to Father Flynn because of Donald being the first African American student to attend St. Nicholas school. Donald is a twelve-year-old boy who has just started at the catholic school and he is isolated from the other students. Him being isolated from the other students gives a more plausible reason for Father Flynn to have a reason to interact with him and create a personal relationship. In the play, there is a part where the students are picking on Donald hitting his belongings out his hands and when he tries to get them the kids start walk on his belongings. Then Father Flynn sees and comes to the rescue for Donald and even hugged him. In a school setting, embracing a student…show more content…
Nicholas school, it seems that Sister Aloysius makes the most convincing case because of Father Flynn’s sermons and their meanings behind them. In his first sermon, the topic was doubt. He discourses about a man being lost at sea and having doubts of survival. At the end of his sermon, Father Flynn said, “There are those of you in church today who know exactly the crisis of faith I describe. And I want to say to you: Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone,” (Doubt pg. 17). For Father Flynn to have a sermon on this topic it seems that he must be having doubts himself about certain issues in his life. And with this sermon it gives Sister Aloysius more actions to support her case. After sermon when the nuns were having dinner Sister Aloysius brings up why Father Flynn had a sermon about doubt. She believes that Father Flynn is having doubts about something that happened at the school. In the play Sister Aloysius says, “Well, sermons come from somewhere, don’t they? Is Father Flynn in Doubt? Is he concerned that someone else is in Doubt?... I want you all to be alert. I am concerned, perhaps needlessly, about, eh, matters in St. Nicholas School,” (Doubt pg. 17). To Sister Aloysius the sermon about doubt made the nun start to have thoughts that Father Flynn has done something to cause him the feeling of doubt and that it is dealing with the school. Father…show more content…
At first his fight was strong, and like a fire the heat grew cold quickly. Donald being a new student, having no friends made the chance of a personal relationship happening between him and Father Flynn very probable. Then having Father Flynn give sermons about doubt and guilt seems to show that Father Flynn is having these feelings because what might have happened between Donald and himself. All ending with the conversation between Father Flynn and Sister Aloysius and it seems like Sister Aloysius has, the more convincing case because she is the one who stayed and he is the one who fled with her request. With all certainty there will be doubt and with all doubt there will be
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