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Intersec of Religon and Lit

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Submitted By Lynlola
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1Intersection of lit and religion: the story is "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." Read the part about the grandma telling the misfit he should pray to jesus. Its the part of the story. The grandma tells the misfit (when he's about to kill her) that he's a good man deep down and that jesus will save him and he should pray to jesus. The misfit become teary and the grandma calls him one of her children and leans to touch his shoulder (she sees it as his weak point and wants to use it to save herself) the misfit replies by shooting her 3times. In a part of the story, the misfit says the only pleasure in life is meaness; being mean. But when he kills the grandma and one of his buddies comment on the fact that it is pleasurable, he says it is no real pleasure in life. So althought throughout his conversation with the grandma about religion (which you will read in the last part of the story) the misfit seemed against jesus and religion, in the end he showed a bit of grace, which is what religion is all about, grace. He showed this by saying that killing is no real pleasure in life. How lit illustrates and challenges gender roles: At the beginning of the play "A Doll's House," Nora is clearly shown as the silly housewife whose only concern is clothes, housekeeping, and caring for her 3 children while her husband Trovald is shown as the strong in-control husband who is the "man of the house." These are the gender roles we continuously see in societies as well as much of old literature since a woman's worth was equal to almost nothing back then. But throughout the play, we see that slowly, Nora's real stand in her house unravels. She is not the silly girl that is first portrayed to be. It is revealed to us that Nora's father did not give her the money for their family trip, but that she borrowed money as a loan from the man who was also Travold's classmate. Nora had to hide...

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