To the naked eye, Doubt and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest may seem like two very different stories (which is true).   Deep within the story, however, the conflicts and challenges that the primary characters face, in Doubt and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, are very much similar.   The following essay analyzes Doubt and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest through its characters and its conflicts and how both of these shows, despite their difference in the plot, are very much similar.
Doubt, written by John Patrick Shanley, takes place in a Catholic school, St. Nicholas, in the Bronx around 1964.   One of the shows primary characters, Sister Aloysius, is portrayed as a strict, no nonsense, and straight forward religious woman; Or in simpler terms, an old and mean Catholic nun.   She puts order and discipline before friendship and compassion.   The show hits its peak when Sister Aloysius accuses the priest, Father Flynn (other primary character), for sexually abusing a student (the first African American admitted to St. Nicholas).   Father Flynn was a character who was the exact opposite of Sister Aloysius.   He was scene as a good man trying to protect this boy.   Without solid evidence, Sister Aloysius presses on with the allegations, possibly ruining Father Flynn’s career and her own.   The story ends with you, sitting or laying down with the feeling of doubt and the question of whether or not Father Flynn really do it.
The time setting of this story really do create so much and tell a whole lot about the relationship between the two characters, Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn.   The story takes place in the early 1960s, the starting point of the Women’s Rights Movement.   It was a time when women had a voice or an opinion and could stand for it even if she stood against a man.   Sister Aloysius, being a strong woman, and Father Flynn being the leader of the church, you can feel that there was this sort of male versus female battle.   Even though she had little to no...