The Power And The Glory Novel Style Analysis

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Style Analysis The power and the glory Tone In The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene, misery and redemption are used to describe the priest's suffering. Since his run as a fugitive began, the priest has gone through much pain. He began to sacrifice his religious beliefs because of all the obstacles put on his path. Diction The priest lives in guilt, with the sin that he is a whiskey priest and it begins to take its toll on him. He is unable to take the "responsibility" of caring for his holy father God, he is "tormented" and constantly "[aching]" of his shame. When he denies to pray for the soul of the dead baby, he feels guilty and goes back looking for the mother. He thinks he is inadequate to continue with his search, he finds the tomb of the baby and a cube of sugar laying above the tombstone. The priest is now left "abandon" and with "despair", he is now waiting for a "miracle" to save him. He is now being tentative because he does not know if he should eat the sugar cube, but his loathsome side ended up taking over, and he eats the sugar cube. Now he cannot believe how low in life he has gone, taking away the baby's only thing his mother had left him. Even though the priest lives with guilt, there is an inner force striving for survival, and that is going back to his delightful life but instead becoming a better priest and serving his God well. Detail The author describes the priest as a man running away from his problems. In one situation, he encounters a woman whose baby has just been buried and he knows that "It was necessary to do something," and he prays, "God forgive me" as he begins to walk away from the heartbreaking scene. The priest feels the guilt of neglecting this poor village woman. As she proceeds to ask him to pray for her baby he does not; knowing he has done wrong, he asks the lord for his forgiveness
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