The Hypocrisy of Father Latour

Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop depicts the struggle of Father Latour and Father Vaillant to reestablish Catholic authority in their newly formed, New Mexican diocese. They are tasked with righting a territory that has backslid into heathenistic conduct under the jurisdiction of priests that neither observe nor enforce several Catholic sacraments (celibacy, marriage, … Read moreThe Hypocrisy of Father Latour

Differing Challenges: Comparison and Contrast of Magdalena and Dona Isabella

Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop focuses on the efforts of a priest and a Catholic Bishop to start a diocese in the New Mexico Terrain covering themes of religion, violence, hypocrisy, and race. The novel entails two intriguing characters in the book Magdalena, the wife of Buck Scales and Doña Isabella, the wife … Read moreDiffering Challenges: Comparison and Contrast of Magdalena and Dona Isabella