Doubt - Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

John Patrick Shanley
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Scene 2 Summary

This scene takes place in the office of Sister Aloysius, who is described as being a member of the "Sisters of Charity." She is at work on a ledger as Sister James arrives. Sister James asks if Sister Aloysius has a moment and wants to know if Sister Aloysius has heard whether William Jordan, who left school with a bleeding nose, is alright. Sister Aloysius tells Sister James that her concern is misplaced - she (Sister Aloysius) is unshakably convinced that William deliberately hurt himself to get out of school and that he's a troublemaker (see "Quotes", p. 8). They discuss other children including Donald Muller who Sister Aloysius seems to think is likely to be bullied. During their conversation, Sister Aloysius tells Sister James in no uncertain terms that she needs to be aware of teaching too many new ideas and of showing...

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