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Learning this, Aloysius reveals to Sister James that the decisive phone call was a fabrication. Doubt requires more courage than conviction does, and more energy; because conviction is a resting place and doubt is infinite — it is a passionate exercise.

This is a quick must-read. Aloysius, dissatisfied with Flynn’s story, meets with Donald’s mother, Mrs.

The community hearing these words beyond the church likes their easy comfort. It is well-written, I wish this book had been as mind-blowing for me as it is for so many others. Even by play standards, Doubt is incredibly short, to a point that it almost fe John Patrick Shanley might be one of my favorite screenwriters, as he can do extremely broad comedy Joe Versus the Volcanoserious, powerful dramas Doubtand everything in between Moonstruck with equal greatness.


About John Patrick Shanley. Oct 08, Joe Cross rated it did not like it Shelves: What a great play! Jan 04, Mj added it Shelves: It is well-written, expertly written, but I did not care about the events.

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To top it off, the dialog is crisp and comes with plenty douby zingers. There is no last word, Shanley says, not even in a church, an indeterminate distance short of Heaven.

One man is good to him. Joe Versus the Volcano Doubt Lists with This Book.

So, having had experience with doubt-inducing stories, I expected more. The Sister believes that: This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Doubt movie tie-in edition John Patrick Shanley Limited preview – Jun 12, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: We recognize her as the stereotypical Catholic school shabley who rules over her charges with uohn angry kind of devotion and puts the smell of brimstone in their nostrils.

In this play faith, doubt, trust and power are all challenged and are in conflict with each otherand it is for us to judge patfick the outcome. James is relieved by his explanation.


However, when an unconscionable accusation is leveled against the Father, Sister Aloysius realizes that the only way to get justice is to create it herself.

Doubt: A Parable

The patric, John Patrick Shanley, in the preface of his excellent play: We immediately like him because his voice is familiar and modern, even though the play’s action takes place in In a few words of ;arable, she comes off as judgmental, unnecessarily rigid, callously traditional and authoritarian.

Rather the story and writing constantly raises questions by causing one to stop and think. In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students I think this conundrum is the integral ingredient that makes the play work.

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