Doubt - Scene 9 Summary & Analysis

John Patrick Shanley
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Scene 9 Summary

Sister Aloysius talks with Sister James, their conversation revealing that Sister James has been away visiting her brother and was upset to discover Father Flynn is gone. She comments that Donald Muller is "heartbroken" that he's gone, but Sister Aloysius, in what seems to be a deliberate echo of Mrs. Muller, says "it's only until June." Further conversation reveals that Father Flynn has been posted to another parish, that Sister Aloysius told their (male) superior her suspicions and that he didn't believe her, and that she lied when she told Father Flynn about calling his previous parish. She justifies her actions by saying "...if he had no such history, the lie wouldn't have worked. His resignation was his confession. He was what I thought he was. And he's gone."

She goes on to say that "in the pursuit of wrongdoing, one steps away...

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