Poet X - Part III: "The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness," Pages 221-274 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Acevedo
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In the aftermath of the confrontation with her mother, Xiomara retreats into silence and deafness. That Sunday, Xiomara’s mother forces her to go confession with Father Sean, who instead chooses to talk informally with Xiomara. Xiomara is worried about what to say to Father Sean, especially since she realizes at some point that her parents are overreacting to what can be considered a kiss.

When Xiomara speaks to Father Sean, she says that perhaps she is guilty of lust and disobedience to her parents. After listening to her, Father Sean asks if she is truly sorry. Xiomara tells him that she is not sorry about what she did but only about getting caught. He tells her that forgiveness can only be granted by God to those who are remorseful. He says that...

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