Doubt Setting & Symbolism

John Patrick Shanley
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Parables

As discussed in the Analysis of Scene 1, parables are a form of storytelling designed to shed light on a point about human morality, spirituality or behavior. Parables are notably employed in the Bible and particularly the New Testament in the teachings of Christ. He used the technique on several occasions and in various ways to illustrate the central point of all his teachings - that the spirit of God is not only in heaven, but manifests in human beings on earth, particularly in their relationships with each other (such as in the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son). Doubt is subtitled "a parable," suggesting that the play is itself designed to illuminate an aspect of universal human experience, not just tell a story about a particular set of characters.

St. Nicholas Church / Convent / School

This is the institution where the play is set. St...

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