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By Martin Bucco

Known as the best writers at the American scene, Dreiser is additionally referred to as one of many world's top worst writers, with claims that he's an impurist with not anything yet genius. This tale, advised in grotesque element and with dependable realism, recounts the dilemmas and offerings of a "loser"; we watch him ascend to temptation, fall in transgression, and obtain his applicable penance.

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As Elvira prays for help, she thinks of the newspapers and thanks God for this enlightenment. Even some skeptics are moved by her earnestness, faith, and love. The pragmatic Jephson thinks that the religious element which was ready to condemn Clyde might now aid his mother-and Elvira views this as the voice and hand of God. Fighting fiendish doubts about Clyde and about God's desertion, she reaffirms her faith and encourages Clyde to read specific pages from the Bible. Ironically, the prevailing attitude among the professed Christians is that the shabbiness of the unordained Elvira Griffiths reflects on established sects, that her evangelism has directed her attention away from her growing son, and that a church is no place to debate her son's case.

Out of fear or contrition, others fall on their knees. After Pasquale's electrocution, Clyde's only reaction is: "God! God! God! " Assuring the warden that he has come for the sake of Clyde's mother and Clyde's soul, McMillan prays immediately. Out of his isolation, out of a past, present, and future too painful to contemplate, Clyde yields himself to McMillan's friendship and interest. After his lengthy confession, Clyde broods on its effect on McMillan, while McMillan sees Clyde as filled with God's spirit.

Shabbily dressed and housed, she believes in struggling and suffering for the glory of God and salvation, not for vanity and material gain. So possessed is she by spiritual fervor that she is unable to comprehend the degree of Clyde's secular dreams. com Her own dreams began to form after she fell in love with the visionary Asa Griffiths. As an ignorant farm girl, she had given little thought to religion. But inoculated by the "virus" of evangelism, she joined in her husband's religious adventures to illusory greener fields.

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