The Shaping Of The Chaalice

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. He has failed in complying with his responsibilities as a member of the church. The dropping of the chalice represents the effect the rituals of religion have on him. They have paralyzed him. The theme of paralysis in this story culminates in physical death. Father Flynn was also affected by paralyzing strokes, which eventually lead him to his death. Paralysis can also be found in the story several times, making the theme explicit and attributing this characteristic to the characters. The boy can also be seen as affected by paralysis. At first, he seems very much attached to Father Flynn. Before he died the boy would always go see the Father and bring him his favorite snuff and sit there and talk about things. Afterwards when the boy finds
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