I remember watching Doubt (2008) and just always thought that Sister Aloysius is such a difficult person to be around and all that she did was just because she just didn't like Father Flynn because of some personal reasons.

Towards the very end of the movie, she breaks down and admits to having doubts.

What exactly is she admitting here?

Does she doubt her judgment of Father Flynn or is she starting to doubt her religious beliefs?


I interpreted Sister Aloysius as doubting whether Father Flynn was guilty or not. Her passion and condemnation were appropriate if Father Flynn was guilty, and although she couldn't be 100% certain that he was, the idea of his guilt was so reprehensible that should couldn't withhold her judgment while waiting for it to be proved one way or the other.

I suspect the John Patrick Shanley, who wrote the play that the movie is based on, intentionally left the line vague ("I have such doubts!") so the audience would be left uncertain as well.

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