Plain Truth is a story of Amish life with a psychological drama taken place in a court case. When an unmarried Amish woman Katie Fischer is put under trial for murdering her newborn, Ellie Hathaway an estranged cousin decides to defend her and in result becomes her legal guardian while the court case proceeds. Katie is seen to have broken the Ordnung for having a baby out of wedlock and is put under the Bann for a period of time. Her brother has already been excommunicated from the Amish community for wishing to continue his education past the eighth grade. Sarah, Katie’s mother, in trying to keep her family still together sends Katie to Jacobs University to visit him. During her many visits Katie meets Jacobs’s friend and landlord Adam. She falls in love in Adam and this is where her issues start. Sing You Home reveals a Zoe’s life of heterosexual marriage to Max collapsing after failed IVF and in a chain of events forming a homosexual partnership with Vanessa. In turn to create a family with Vanessa, Zoe files a subpoena aga...
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...on their own heads” (Sing You Home p.382)
This strongly shows the Evangelical beliefs according to Pastor Lincoln and in response to his biblical attack on Zoe and Vanessa’s relationship their lawyer Angela Moretti defends with:
“But you must admit, Pastor, that not every decree in the Bible makes sense in this day and age.” “Only because you [Moretti] are taking the verses out of historical context-“ “Mr. Lincoln,” Angela Moretti says flatly. “You did first.” (Sing You Home p.388)
These two texts both have very deep influences by religion. It affects the way people are brought up, how they are seen in the public eye and how they are even treated legally. Jodi Picoult created very powerful messages in both texts; those religions influence individuals and sometimes the religions aren’t always right.
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