The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day - Confession Summary & Analysis

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Confession Summary and Analysis

Day begins with a description of going to confession in a Catholic Church. She notes that despite the holy atmosphere, confession is difficult whether one has seriously sinned or not. It is hard to confess, but also hard to figure out which venial sins merit mention when there are people in line behind you. So you simply list your "drab, monotonous" ones.

The book is a confession as well. She confesses her conversion, the power of God in her life, and how happy she is to be a member of the Catholic Church, the Mystical Body of Christ. When you write a book, it is difficult, just as confession is. It is hard to talk about yourself when you care about being humble.

Day's life is divided into two parts, the first twenty-five years of floundering with no belief. All her...

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