The Power and the Glory Themes

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Redemption

Throughout the story the priest is looking for redemption for his sins. Perhaps because he is constantly so close to death his mind is never far from his sins. He knows he is a sinner and is not afraid to admit it to anyone. As he hears the confessions of others he is constantly reminded that he himself cannot officially confess to a priest. Perhaps because he cannot talk to another priest he often confesses his sins to other people he meets.

The priest's biggest concern is that he does not feel guilt for his largest sin, fathering a child. While he feels guilt and genuine remorse for his other sins this one he cannot seek forgiveness for. The fruit of his sin is his daughter and he loves her so much he cannot feel sorry for the sin of conceiving her. Despite the fact that he does...

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