Father Brendan Flynn, Sister Aloysius Beauvier, Sister James, Mrs. Muller (son Donald)
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Doubt vs. Certainty
Child Abuse in the Church
1960s Setting (modern growth, upheaval and revolution)
Loss of Innocence
Faith, truthfulness, reason, sensibility
Determination to do what's right at any cost.
Liberal vs. Conservative attitudes in Teaching & The Church