The Sisterhood Themes & Motifs

Helen Bryan
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Religion

Religion plays a large role in “The Sisterhood” as the primary theme behind the novel. In addition to the majority of the novel being set in convents, the majority of the characters are nuns. In 1552, Sor Beatriz makes the last entry in the Chronicle she has kept for 40 years because the convent, expecting a visit from the Inquisition, has decided to send the Chronicle and their Foundress's medal to Spanish America in order to keep their spiritual legacy alive; this order of nuns bears witness to a female tradition of spirituality which is often suppressed by men. They have been protected from the Inquisition because they host an orphanage and they obtained the patronage of Queen Isabella, but they are now endangered by the five older girls hidden at the convent, Esperanza, Pia, Sanchia, Marisol and Luz; however, four of the girls will be sent to...

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