Ralph Connor's - the Man from Glenngarry

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A Story to Encourage, a Life Worth Living
One of Ralph Connor’s purposes in writing, The Man from Glengarry, was for people to learn, through the lives of his characters, about different character traits and help them improve their lives. One lesson taught in The Man from Glengarry is the importance of Forgiveness. This is demonstrated in both Macdonald Dubh and Ranald Macdonald in their challenge to forgive their enemy, LeNoir. Another life principle demonstrated in Ralph Connor’s The Man from Glengarry is Honesty. The character, Ranald Macdonald, illustrated this virtue in one specific situation that could have cost him a great amount. Humility was another of Connor’s greatest Christian attributes demonstrated throughout this wonderful novel. Again Ranald was a great man of humility just like many of his fellow Glengarry friends.

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A Story to Encourage, a Life Worth Living

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English A30 G

By
Miriah Krochak

June 5, 2012

Formal Essay
English A30 G, pg.34
Miriah Krochak
June 5, 2012

A Story to Encourage, a Life Worth Living

One of Ralph Connor’s purposes in writing, The Man from Glengarry, was for people to learn, through the lives of his characters, about different character traits and help them improve their lives. He strove to achieve this through his use of different stories that his characters face in their lives. Traits such as forgiveness, honesty, and humility are all added into the everyday lives of the characters in this novel. These characters all had different situations that they went through in order to obtain these different life principles. Each character’s story gives the reader different tools that they can use in their everyday lives that will help them to grow spiritually. Ralph Connor did not want to write just another exciting story, which he did, but he also wanted to give his readers a chance to learn from each character. He did an excellent job of showing the world what a true believer...
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