History Theatre / Doubt

17th Jun '16 10:35:52 PM NEinDC
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* GoodIsNotNice: One of the central issues in the play. Aloysius is unfriendly, unforgiving, cold and cynical. She treats her students like inmates, unlike the liberal and friendly Father Flynn. But, as mean as Aloysius is (and as much as we want her to be wrong), she may be right.

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* GoodIsNotNice: One of the central issues in the play. Aloysius is unfriendly, unforgiving, cold and cynical. She treats her students like inmates, unlike the liberal and friendly Father Flynn. But, as mean as Aloysius is (and as much as we want her to be wrong), she may be right. right; she has had previous experience in stopping a pedophile priest (though, that time she had institutional support), which tends to support the correctness of her belief.



* LyingToThePerp: [[spoiler:Aloysius lies that she interviewed one of Flynn's former priest coworkers, which causes Flynn to get hot under the collar as he assumes she knows a dirty secret of his.]]

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* LyingToThePerp: [[spoiler:Aloysius lies that she interviewed talked to a nun at one of Flynn's former priest coworkers, previous parishes, which causes Flynn to get hot under the collar as he assumes believes she knows a dirty secret of his.]]
24th Apr '16 6:18:20 AM VoxAquila
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** The debate within the Church between traditionalists and progressives has only grown more heated since TheSixties, with each side blaming the other for the aforementioned crisis.
2nd Apr '16 12:28:08 PM VoxAquila
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Both Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn have their moments, as when she's caught listening to the radio she took from one of the students, or when he, for all his supposed progressiveness, has no problem lording his position over the sisters.
2nd Apr '16 12:25:18 PM VoxAquila
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* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's clear from Father Flynn's actions that he's done ''something'' that would ruin him if it ever became public. Whether or not it is something as [[MoralEventHorizon vile as child molestation]], of course, is entirely up to the audience's interpretation.
2nd Apr '16 12:19:18 PM VoxAquila
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** In particular, Sister Aloysius embodies the values of the pre-Vatican II Church, and its stress on discipline, obedience, and absolute certainty. As such, Father Flynn's sermon on the necessity and even ''holiness'' of doubt morally offends her. It's a toss up on which disgusts her more, Flynn's possible pedophilia, or his vision of an open, welcoming Church more concerned with love than holiness.
2nd Apr '16 12:11:45 PM VoxAquila
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: As peer the times, male homosexuality and pedophilia are considered one and the same.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: As peer per the times, male homosexuality and pedophilia are considered one and the same.
2nd Apr '16 11:50:25 AM VoxAquila
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: As peer the times, male homosexuality and pedophilia are considered one and the same.
2nd Apr '16 11:41:17 AM VoxAquila
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* TheMoralSociopath: The least charitable interpretation of Sister Aloysius; she only cares about being ''right'', and the fact that innocent children might be suffering is entirely secondary.

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* TheMoralSociopath: MoralSociopathy: The least charitable interpretation of Sister Aloysius; she only cares about being ''right'', and the fact that innocent children might be suffering is entirely secondary.
2nd Apr '16 11:39:43 AM VoxAquila
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* TheMoralSociopath: The least charitable interpretation of Sister Aloysius; she only cares about being ''right'', and the fact that innocent children might be suffering is entirely secondary.


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* TautologicalTemplar: Sister Aloysius doesn't have any concrete proof against Father Flynn? No matter. She doesn't like him or his vision for the Church; that's the only proof she needs.
1st Jan '16 11:49:48 AM RushLimborg
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* HopeSpot: For Sister James, [[spoiler: Flynn's explanation for why he's been interacting with Donald Muller/Miller]] is this.
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