Catholic Social Teaching by Sister Dorothy Jacko

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Catholic Social Teaching by Sister Dorothy Jacko

Catholic Social Teaching by Sister Dorothy Jacko

In Trifles, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale also take the law in their hands by withholding evidence and playing the jury for Mrs. Wright. They also show “the principle of solidarity” when they protect Mrs. Wright from her murder conviction. Mr. Hale and the county attorney do not show “human equality” to Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Peters, and Mrs. Wright.

In Traction, Brandon advocates the “principle of participation” in his efforts to unite all the workers. Even his use of the wheel is a symbol of the unity he hopes to inspire. Brandon also uses the “principle of subsidiarity” with his own odd agenda:

BRANDON: A great task has been befallen upon me, and you, Elmore, are to be the tool of my trans-form-u-lation.”

Helmer shows a “preferential option for the poor” when he immediately gives Mrs. Linde a job at the bank without question in A Doll’s House. Nora is also quite generous to the porter when she pays him.

In Heart in the Ground, Karen uses the “dignity of a human person” and “respect for human life” in her desire to keep her deceased daughter close to her home. Although her daughter is not longer living, she still values her body. Karen also deeply advocates the “principle of subsidiarity” with her statements about the law and it’s unwelcome involvement:

KAREN: Then the law is wrong. So throw the law in jail. But stay out of my way.”

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