Absolution Summary
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Absolution Overview

F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Absolution" is a third person narrative that tells the story of 11-year-old Rudolph Miller's struggle to understand himself in the context of the Catholic Church. After using bad words and thinking impure thoughts, Rudolph goes to confession. Though he does not feel that guilty for what he has done, Rudolph knows that if he confesses, he has a better chance of avoiding his father's violence and God's wrath. However, when he lies in the confessional, Rudolph's guilt and shame double. He rushes to Father Schwartz's home a few days later to explain his story. What he does not know is that the priest is suffering from similar feelings of entrapment and despair. The short story explores themes including isolation and longing.

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