It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. The teacher, concerning kate swift is a chapter in sherwood anderson's winesburg, ohio the previous chapter is the strength of god, concerning the reverend curtis hartman the next chapter is loneliness, concerning enoch robinson. Curtis hartman - the successful, popular minister of the presbyterian church he struggles with the sexual temptation of peeping in at kate swift's window while he writes his sermons he struggles with the sexual temptation of peeping in at kate swift's window while he writes his sermons.
For example, kate swift has no idea that she figured so prominently in reverend hartman's life, in his interior landscape over that time swift basically changes hartman's life in some small and big ways. While preparing a sermon - in the bell tower of the church -for sunday morning, curtis hartman feels a strange and foreign desire to peep and spy upon the half-dressed body of neighbor kate swift.
Curtis hartman (pastor), kate swift -curtis had to resist the urge of looking through the little hole in the glass at the shoulders and neck of kate swift -curtis claims that kate swift is an instrument of god, bearing the message of truth. The reverend hartman was a tall man with a brown beard his wife, a stout, nervous woman, was the daughter of a manufacturer of underwear at cleveland, ohio the minister himself was rather a favorite in the town the elders of the church liked him because he was quiet and unpretentious and mrs. Reverend curtis hartman the strength of god- has temptations, glorifies himself, takes the wrong choice, religion / glorifies god ( really himself) obsessed with god.
From wanting to reach the ears of kate swift, and through his sermons to delve into her soul, he began to want also to look again at the figure lying white and quiet in the bed on a sunday morning when he could not sleep because of his thoughts he arose and went to walk in the streets. In the room in the house next door kate swift had not yet appeared with grim determination the man sat down to wait sitting in the chair and gripping the edge of the desk on which lay the bible he stared into the darkness thinking the blackest thoughts of his life.
In the bell tower of the presbyterian church the reverend curtis hartman was sitting in the darkness preparing himself for a revelation from god, and kate swift, the school teacher, was leaving her house for a walk in the storm. Summary the reverend curtis hartman has a habit of retiring to a small room in the church bell tower to pray the pastor is a very serious and dedicated man, and while he doesn't seem able to inspire his congregation, he doesn't have any enemies either. Sex, misogyny and religion are three of the main reasons books have been relegated to banned shelf over the years sherwood anderson's masterpiece, winesburg, ohio, explores people living in a.
Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more get started now. Rev curtis hartman in the strength of god, reverend hartman struggles with his desire for kate swift, who he accidentally sees lying naked and smoking from his study window alice hindman. The strength of god tells the story of the reverend curtis hartman, the prosperous and popular minister of winesburg's presbyterian church reverend hartman is in the habit of writing sermons in his church's bell tower looking out the tower window one day, he spies a young woman named kate swift, a local school teacher, lying on a bed in a nearby house.
Shortly thereafter, reverend hartman, not knowing what has transpired between kate and george that evening, comes into george's office and tells him that kate swift is an instrument of god analysis kate swift is incredibly passionate. On the january night, after he had come near dying with cold and after his mind had two or three times actually slipped away into an odd land of fantasy so that he had by an exercise of will power to force himself back into consciousness, kate swift appeared. Three times during the early fall and winter of that year curtis hartman crept out of his house to the room in the bell tower to sit in the darkness looking at the figure of kate swift lying in her bed and later went to walk and pray in the streets.