Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean attend three very different churches. Did growing up in these particular churches help shape them into the women they ultimately became?
Join Date: 10/15/10
Join Date: 09/16/11
Join Date: 04/28/11
Oh yes, I think their churches really helped shape their lives and viewpoints. Belief is very important in everyone's life and the type of church you grow up in has a huge impact on us. It helps to shape our morals and our conscience. I think that if Clarice had been in one of the other churches, she might have been able to kick Richmond out long before she did. Her church had a double standard for men and women and pretty much guided women to overlook men's dalliances, where one of the other churches wouldn't have stood for such behavior.
Join Date: 12/07/12
The different churches were a wonderful device to help show the different personalities. But it is significant that they all were religious and had a religious community of which they were part. They were more alike than different in some ways. I loved the description of Holy family as the good news-be kind church, Calvary as the bad news church and First Baptist as the new clothes gospel. It was very witty commentary.
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