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Unformatted text preview: You are the only proponent for truth in today’s world. You are the only hope for the future. What you say and what you do this very second will propel itself generations and generations ahead of your time and engrave itself into the souls of future humans. You are Padre Jose Miguel, Alfred Ruskin Wallace, and Piers Hebron. Or at least, you are pieces of them. In the Power and the Glory, Angels and Insects and A Month in the Country, the power of past legends is painted by these three historical idols onto the faces of common man. The three historical figures, respectively, play a major role in the depth and meaning of each novel as a whole and the influence and power each main character seeps with throughout the story. In1927, Padre Miguel Pro whispered the words “Viva Cristo Rey,” was then shot in the bloodied streets of Mexico and soon thereafter became a saint. Thirteen years later, Graham Greene wrote The Power and the Glory , a title which alludes directly to the doxology at the end of the Lord’s Prayer, while also referencing to the profession of...
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- Spring '08
- The Power and the Glory, Alfred Russel Wallace, common man, Padre Miguel Pro, Alfred Ruskin Wallace