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As a result of the Quiet Revolution the power of the Catholic Churchbegan to erode within Quebec during the 1960s and society began to moveaway from the Churchs traditional religious edicts As manyindividuals within Quebec believed that the values of the CatholicChurch did not accurately represent the values of Quebec societyinconsistencies between the values of society and the teachings of thechurch arose and individuals within society began to rebel Thissubtle rebellion led to unorthodox practices that were not consistentwith the practices of the Church Within Les Belles Soeurs MichelTremblay demonstrates the inconsistencies seen within Quebec culturethrough the rebellious acts of the women in the play This rebellion canbe seen through the characters of Rose Ouimet Maire-Ange Brouilletteand Angeline Sauve The conformity that was forced upon Quebec society during the QuietRevolution creates hypocrisy within the play This hypocrisy isreflective of the rebellious actions of the women arising from theguilt imposed by the church and can be seen within the character ofRose Ouimet Despite Roses self-identification as Catholic her desireto rebel is outlined by the way in which she conforms to the Catholicideals her emotional responses to this conformity and subsequentactions in response to these conformities When faced with her sisterPierrette a woman who is guilty of sin in the eyes of the CatholicChurch Rose re-aligns her beliefs with those of the Church Imagainst free love Im a Catholic So leave us alone and stay where youbelong you filthy whore Tremblay 100 Rose is able to criticize theactions of the other women in the play in connection to the Churchwhile failing to obey the ideals set in place herself Rose identifiesherself as a Catholic and permits the principles of the Church tojustify her reaction This self-identification allows Rose to conform tostandards the church has established while ironically breaking rulesthe Church upholds by calling Pierrette a filthy whore100 Roseconforms to the Church by purporting herself to be Christian anddemonstrates an act that mirrors the
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