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1. WATCH TENSES, WORDINESS CLARITY, THOROUGHNESS, AND LITERACY WILL BE THE MAIN CRITERIA. DON’T JUST IDENTIFY CHARACTERS, MOTIFS, AND QUOTATIONS; INTERPRET THE WAY THEY ARE USED. In Two Sisters , the boy, aunt, and old woman look into Father Flynn’s casket to see him holding a chalice. “There he lay, solemn and copious, vested as for the altar, his large hands loosely retaining a chalice” (p.6). Later, Father Flynn’s madness comes up in a conversation between Eliza and the narrator’s aunt. Eliza dodges speaking about Father Flynn’s madness and changes the subject to Father O’Rourke. She does not want to recognize Flynn’s madness and tries to keep her faith in the institution of the Church through talking about Father O’Rourke instead. Eliza remarks later, “It was the chalice he broke…. That was the beginning of it” (p.10). Immediately the alter boy is blamed for the breaking of the chalice or just simply Father Flynn’s nervousness. The underlying truth is that it would take a great amount of force to break a chalice. Father Flynn
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 4224 taught by Professor Brucebassoff during the Summer '07 term at Colorado.

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