Some Luck Themes & Motifs

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Religion

Religion is a major theme in, “Some Luck” by Jane Smiley especially as it relates to one of the main characters, Rosanna Langdon. Rosanna was raised in a German Catholic family and attended a private Catholic school when she first meets Walter who was not Catholic. Rosanna is headstrong, however, and wants to marry Walter anyway and get away from her family and her Catholic upbringing. She has been taught that a child who has been baptized but hasn’t had his First Communion will not be damned to Hell if he dies. Instead, the child will go to Limbo, but Rosanna believes that the child will go on to heaven. How could God allow a bad thing to happen to an innocent baby? She defies her family and marries Walter in a Methodist church.

As Rosanna matures, however, religion comes back in many forms to...

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