Salvation, By Langston Hughes Essay example
Salvation is “deliverance from the power and penalty of sin; redemption” (dictionary.com). Many Christians believe this to be true but the definition of salvation can be interpreted differently by others. The narrative story “Salvation” by Langston Hughes, talks about Hughes’ very own experience with Salvation. He was a little boy who believed he was ready to receive Jesus as his Savior, but little did he know he would leave church with doubts about God. The story also points out very discrete and different perspectives of what Salvation is. Salvation is viewed differently in the story in which three people feel as though it is pressured upon, a necessity to life and a daily revival.
The author Langston Hughes was convinced by the end of the night that Salvation was practically a lie and he began to have doubts about Jesus. In the story Hughes was a little boy who thought he was ready to receive Jesus as his Savior. After going to church with his Aunt, he felt as if he did not come to Jesus, others would think he did not want to, especially after his aunt kept begging him to go to Jesus. At the end of the story, Hughes writes, “I couldn’t bear to tell her that I had lied, that I had deceived everybody in the church, and hadn’t seen Jesus, and that now I didn’t believe there was a Jesus any more…” (346). Rather than being honest, young Hughes lied due to the pressure that was laid upon him.
Langston’s aunt was a lady full of Jesus, who attempted to help Langston…