nce, the innocent young nun, sister James is too trusting and easily convinced while sister Aloysius is quite her opposite, calculating and always giving a wide room to doubts about people. Such use of attributes keep readers weighing the feelings and arguments of the characters and therefore the narration can be said to be very engaging.
3. The inciting incident is found on page 29 wherein sister James suspiciously checks on Miller’s locker: “She goes to the locker. She opens it, a boy’s white T-shirt. She returns it to the locker puzzled.”
5. The rising action starts from the curiosity of sister James to her telling about it to the principal which eventually raised the red flag in the older nun’s mind that led her to investigate further on the circumstances. This leads to the confrontations between the people, gaining momentum as the priest affronts his accuser.
6. The climax is the scene when father Flynn comes up against sister Aloysius and reminds her of responsibilities to which the nun replies, “I will step outside the church if that’s what needs to be done, till the door should shut behind me! I will do what needs to be done, though I’m damned to Hell!”
8. The falling action starts from the time the priest sits on the principal’s chair, seemingly meditating on what transpired. Then, he announces to the congregation that he is leaving against his will to follow where the wind blows.
9. The resolution of the story clarifies that the principal did not actually call the priest’s former parish but that lie led to his resignation which to sister Aloysius, is his way of admitting his guilt.
10. If I were to adapt the play to a film, I would have made the principal really call the priest’s former parish and investigate further on him. Sure, there are protocols and limitations to what a nun can do but if only to make things right, the words the nun uttered should be put into action rather than just have them left as pure threats.