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The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
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Apr 26, 2011

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While on the surface this novel appears to be about Catholicism and the persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico, it really is more about what makes someone a good person or not. The main character is incredibly paradoxical--a "Whiskey Priest" who is heroic and courageous in one sense, but also often cowardly and motivated by the wrong reasons. Through his journey, he moves further and further away from the stereotypical priest, but he also becomes a better person as he experiences what life is really like.

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