Doubt has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Doubt: a parable, John Patrick ShanleyDoubt, A Parable is a play by John Patrick Shanley. Ori. Doubt: A Parable study guide contains a biography of John Patrick Shanley, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and. Doubt is a drama written by John Patrick Shanley. It is about a strict nun who believes that a priest has done something terribly inappropriate to.

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How often do we interpret things through our own preconceived notions, then influence others with our beliefs? Muller says that she’s noticed Maybe reading the book is different from sshanley it performed but I really don’t feel a lot of doubt; I think that Sister Aloysius made an obviously false accusation. Lists with This Book.

Jan 31, William rated it it was amazing. And how are we swayed by the influence of others?

Doubt: A Parable

It could have made me doubt more. It’s a powerfully disturbing story that is so gripping you can’t put it down. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It’s a book about faith, but it makes you second-guess everything; it makes you doubt. Miller the name was changed in the film. Does the fact that such things happen give us serious doubts about the justice of God, or even His existence?

She instead reminds him that she hasn’t accused him of anything, but merely asked him what happened. Even Sister Aloysius must be circumspect in how she proceeds with her accusations, knowing that they could be easily ignored by her male superiors within the church.


The writing is excellent, and the details included are ambiguous parble to perfectly balance each other so that you really do not know what story to believe. About Johm Patrick Shanley. Doubt, A Parable has piqued my interest. Rutter rated it it was amazing. Apr 05, Desiree Rico rated it it was amazing. I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. They all received Academy Award nominations for their roles. Want to see your job listed here? Does Father Flynn’s promotion mean that God has protected him from a false accusation, or is this ironic shaanley on the protection the church provided predatory priests for decades?

May be Father Flynn is only trying to be helpful and kind, though the evidence disputed in the play tells otherwise. Rather, the theme is the way in which doubt plays upon the human mind, for good or for ill.

May 27, Brian Yahn rated it really liked it. Perhaps I just never asked the right questions, or perhaps I see Doubt as a failed attempt to reproduce “The Runner Stumbles.

The characters as well as monologues in the play are well developed and well written. Just didn’t get enough reason to doubt. The accusation is one he perceives – but he is right in assuming there is one. Feb 26, George K. Gripping drama all the way!

Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley – Quotidian Theatre Company

It reads very much like an absorbin I read Doubt, A Parable, as part of a book challenge. Does this mean he is receptive to what Sister Aloysius believes are Flynn’s homosexual advances? But the play is about doubt, which means that neither outcome will happen. Shanley was born in The Bronx, New York City, to a telephone operator mother and a meat-packer father.


Mueller was right to say ‘only until June’ doybt there are plenty of other questions raised, too. Nicholas Catholic Church, this thought-provoking story involving two nuns, a priest and the mother of a young black boy, reads like an intense investigative mystery maintaining a high level of “questionable” suspicion throughout, and the formidable presence of Sister Aloys Wow!

And yet, the author is able to craft a tightly written mystery filled with interest and drama. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And although that school was the 3rd school Father Flynn had been appointed to as a parish in five years timewhy no eye brows has been raised by the Church hierarchy and no questions asked?

This is the first review I’ve written since the GR font change She is desperate, but it seems, ojhn keeps her silence! My question to you all is, do you think JPS sympathizes more with Sister Aloysius dojbt the other characters? 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.