And the Earth Did Not Devour Him - First Communion Summary & Analysis

Tomás Rivera
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In the first section of “First Communion,” the Narrator spends a great deal of time preparing for the event. He is to meet his godfather at the church at eight that morning and he fears being late. He has a great many fears that morning based on the teachings from the nuns in the months leading up to the First Communion ceremony. He is terribly afraid that he’ll forget to name one of his sins and he knows that he is supposed to come up with a number of sins he has committed. He finally decides that number must be one hundred, fifty, but he decides to tell the priest that he has committed two hundred sins, just to be certain he doesn’t leave any out. He says that he has sinned against all the commandments. He has been told that...

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