The Symbolism Of Religion And Comparison Essay

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The Symbolism Of Religion And Comparison Essay, Research Paper The Symbolism of Religion and Comparison In comparing the books “Confession of the Jews” and “First Confession”, I have found there to be similarities and differences. For example, “First Confession” deals with a boy converting from a boy to a young man by going to confession and telling his sins for the first time. “Conversion of the Jews” deals with converting a boy into someone he has never really seen which was a free thinker which only older people usually do. In “Conversion of the Jews” Ozzie, who was the main character, had a problem with getting along with the priest Rabbi Binder at Hebrew School. Rabbi Binder didn’t really like Ozzie because he was always asking a lot of questions

and Rabbi Binder was always getting angry at him. In “First Confession” Jackie, the main character, also had a problem. Jackies problem was similar to Ozzies, but also different. Jackie had a problem with his sister Nora. Nora believed that Jackie was always lying and being bad. On his confession day his mother sent Nora go with Jackie. Nora ordered Jackie to tell all of his sins, including how he was mean to the grandmother who lived with them. Ozzie seemed troubled to Rabbi Binder in “Conversion of the Jews”. In reality Jackie wasn’t bad at all, he was just a boy who wanted answers to his questions. And that was proved when Ozzie asked a question in class and Rabbi Binder went crazy and hit Ozzie because he thought Ozzie was trying to be a wise guy. So Ozzie tried to

prove a point to Rabbi Binder and his fellow classmates by running to the roof and making believe he was going to jump. With Ozzie being on the roof it gave Rabbi Binder a bigger belief that Ozzie was crazy and troubled. Ozzie wasn’t really crazy, he was just trying to make a point that he really wasn’t dumb. Ozzie just wanted to believe that there was really a Christ. So with the point that Ozzie was trying to make helped to convert everyone and their beliefs. Jackie, like Ozzie, was also troubled in “First Confession”. He was a young boy who lived with his family, including the grandmother. Jackie believed the grandmother didn’t like him very much, so he did mean things to her like hide under the table when she cooked dinner. When it came time for his first confession

he went with his sister Nora. Nora tormented Jackie and scared him into believing he was a sinner and he will pay for all of his sins. Jackie was not as bad as Nora made him out to be, he was just being a normal young boy. When Jackies turn was up to make his confession, he was unsure of what to do so he did what he thought was right but messed up and ended up humiliating Nora. In reality the priest did not find anything wrong with what Jackie did, the priest actually found it to be very amusing. Jackie went ahead and told his sins and ended up only having to say three hail Mary’s. Nora was in complete shock and could not believe such a sinner got off with such an easy penance, but Jackie did and also made good friends with the priest. Religion was very important in both

stories. “First Confession” deals with being in church and telling sins to a priest which is what most Catholics practice in a catholic church. In “Conversion of the Jews” the children went to Hebrew School which was a way for the Jews to practice their religion. The two stories are different in religion ways but they are the same for the ways they preach and how it is taught. In comparing the two boys, I would have to say that they are very similar in ways of their conscience. Ozzie was scared to get in trouble and he did not do it on purpose but it always happened that he did get in trouble. He just wanted to be taught about his religion the right way but he felt he never got the answers he needed to his questions which led him to the roof. He knew it was not right for