Doubt - Scene 8, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

John Patrick Shanley
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Scene 8, Part 1 Summary

When Mrs. Muller arrives, Sister Aloysius is listening to the news through an earphone plugged into a transistor radio which, she tells Mrs. Muller, she confiscated from a student who was listening to it in class. She explains to Mrs. Muller that she got into the habit of listening to the radio during the war when she would listen for word of how the fighting was going and particularly for news from where her husband was stationed. Mrs. Muller reacts with relatively little surprise to news that Sister Aloysius was married, being more interested in what's going on with Donald. Conversation reveals that Donald's father beat him after being dismissed as an altar boy, that Donald has a history of being picked on, that Mrs. Muller is grateful for the protection and support offered to Donald by Father Flynn.

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