Analysis Of Doubt: A Parable By Patrick Shanley

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Doubt is a state of mind in which one questions his or her beliefs. When a person has doubts, they are forced to look at both sides of an argument which is an advantage disguised as second-guessing oneself. However, if one person doubts another, it is exhibited as suspicion and contempt. The play Doubt: A Parable by Patrick Shanley is a prime example of feelings like incredulity in a small community, such as the school. In the play, a priest at a private Christian school called Father Flynn is accused of molesting one of the altar boys. Flynn’s accuser, Sister Aloysius, who is also the principal of the school, is extremely sure that he is guilty but has no proof of her claim. Conversely, the information in the play itself displays one true

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