So Far from God Essay

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Essay, Research Paper: So Far From God
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The book So Far From God illustrates several aspects of spirituality and emotional restrains which makes it very difficult to focus on just one point. Several characters are active in several activities
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Several of Sofia's friends and relatives thought that
Don Domingo was not a good man for her, including her grandfather who refused to bless the young lovers, her own father refused to let Domingo step foot in his house, her favorite teacher in high school teacher, who always praised Sofia's common sense and intelligence and even the priest that refused to marry the couple in the church. Nobody thought Domingo would make up as a good husband because of the fact that he loved to gamble.
It was in his blood and that's one thing he did all the time after Sofi ran away with him and they both got married. As we read towards the end of the book, we find out that the land and the house, which Sofi and Domingo were living in, were inherited by Sofi from his parents who got it from Sofi's grandparents. Domingo started betting on Sofi's land since he had already spent all his money in his hobby and had no more of his own money to bet left. Sofi got really irritated by this and actually told Domingo to leave before he brings his family on streets as they had only a little left of what was given to her by her parents. On this, Domingo left his wife and his four little daughters, to fulfill his hobby without anybody's interference and he did not return until after a long time.

Throughout the book, even though it's not very clear on exactly how many years did Domingo and Sofi stayed apart, but at one point Ana Castillo mentions that it had been

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