Impact of Sin
How does sin or immorality affect a story? Sin can completely alter the vibe of a story. The impact of sin is vital to the climax of a story because a sin always harms someone or something. The sin creates twists in the story, making the story much more interesting. In “First Confession”, “Another Evening At The Club”, and “David and Goliath”, you can tell that sin has a major impact.
Frank O’Connor does an outstanding job at showing the impact of sin of bullying in “First Confession”. This short story is about an Irish boy named Jackie. Jackie is preparing to make his First Confession, which is a very nerve-wracking experience. Jackie was especially scared because Nora, his older sister, made it all the worse by telling him that he was a terrible sinner and that the priest would send him to the bishop for Confession. “I don’t know what he’ll do with you at all, Jackie. He might have to send you up to the Bishop.” (143). Nora made a great religious experience seem scary to Jackie. This bullying made Jackie uptight, but after Jackie’s First Confession he realized that reconciliation is not a bad thing at all.
In “Another Evening At The Club” written by Alifa Rifaat, a woman’s rich husband lets a poor girl suffer in order to keep from embarrassment. Samia is a girl engaged to a very wealthy man named Abboud Bey. Samia’s husband spoiled her with presents including a very expensive ring. One day, Samia dropped her ring and did not notice. The next day she noticed the ring was gone and notified Abboud and told him that the servant Gazia must have taken it. Abboud tells the officials and Gazia, denying that she stole the ring, was beat and imprisoned. Later on, Samia finds the ring under her dresser and tells Abboud. Abboud was too embarrassed to tell the officials because he did not want to be the embarrassment of the town. “Listen, there’s nothing to be done but to give it to me and the next time I go down to Cairo I’ll sell it and get...
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