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John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable

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“John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable” Annotated Bibliography
Although the primary scope of the play is not to explore the issue of sexual assault in the Catholic clergy, we find that issue an important problem of the play. In the same way, how the loss of faith manifests through the scenes, leaving the spectator wondering if the characters were meant to be part of the church. Nevertheless, in this essay we shall provide a broad scope of sources that would help us understanding the situations the play presents.
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“John Patrick Shanley On Dogma And ‘Doubt'” NPR. NPR, 12 Dec. 2008. Web. 14 July 2015. <http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98142901>.
This article is an Interview conducted to John Patrick Shanley, the author of the play. In this interview, he speaks about the play, and about his upbringing in a working-class neighborhood in New York. The experiences in his neighborhood, surrounded by Roman Catholics shaped the way he saw Catholic religion and the clergy in general. He also speaks about the meaning of dogma and truth concerning the actions of the priests. This article is interesting because it gives a broad perspective on the author’s views on the play, which gives us a closer look at what the play is really about.
Jordan, J., and M. Foster. “Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools.” Teachers College Press (1996): 208. Harvard Educational Review. Web. 15 July 2015. <http://hepg.org/her-home/issues/harvard-ed…

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