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    In Allen Greer’s book, Mohawk Saint, he tells the life of Catherine Tekawitha, however, his work is done quite differently compared to the hagiographies that were written by two fellow Jesuits, Claude Chauchetiere and Pierre Cholenec. Greer wants to examine not only the culture and lifestyle of the Iroquois, but also examine those that colonized the Iroquois. As Greer stated, all the information that has been recorded about Catherine has been written and described through the perspective of these Jesuits. Greer’s goal is to question these statements and question if they accurately describe the life of Catherine. For example, the Jesuits describe Tekawitha to have lived an isolated life constantly secluding herself from the other natives, but Greer questions the description of Tekawitha’s childhood and believes that this was not possible. Greer states that the Mohawk community and all the other members of the longhouse all work together and live in a very close community. Greer states that Tekawitha along with other native children had duties that must be followed and believes that solitude was highly impossible to accomplish in the Mohawk village. Claude Chauchetiere portrays Catherine to be an independent individual and does not mention the relationships she had with the longhouse relatives or the community once she reached Kahnawake. However, the reason why Catherine is depicted as an isolated individual in the sources of the Jesuits is to further disconnect her with her…

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    However, this great personal excellence makes him Boy Staunton’s prized “side-kick”. Boy takes every opportunity to boost his own ego through presenting Dunny as his lower status showpiece. Dunny becomes like “…a Raeburn on the walls…” (Robertson Davies, 173). He is constantly subdued in social situations by Boy’s overshadowing and dominating character, though gains reputation of his own as one of Boy’s entourage. Nevertheless, Dunny finds academics and study as the area in which he can outshine…

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    Byzantine Hagiography

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    liturgical poetry, and translations of relics from Late Antiquity to the fall of the Eastern Empire. These accounts have been preserved in thousands of manuscripts and continue to be translated, studied, and modified by modern scholars. Not only are there so many diverse Byzantine saints’ lives produced throughout the empire’s existence, but a number of vitae have been written by more than one author. Older lives were even taken up in later centuries and rewritten in an elaborate fashion,…

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    again when he returns from war. When Mrs. Dempster’s caretaker, Miss. Shanklin, dies Dunstan assumes control of Mrs. Dempster’s guardianship. He feels happy after her death as he states, “I experienced a remarkable rising of my spirits, which I can only attribute to the relief of guilt” (Davies 148). Dunstan is happy to be the guardian of Mrs. Dempster as he feels it is another way to atone for his wrongdoings in his childhood. He believes that his leg was not a, “full and fair payment for an…

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