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Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:03 AM via web

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Compare or contrast Pancho's and D.Q.'s definition of faith to show how they are the same or different in Last Summer of the Death Warrior.

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:59 PM (Answer #1)

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The faith that D.Q. and Poncho talk about is very different because D.Q. knows what he means by "faith" while Poncho has no idea what anyone means by "faith":

There it was again, that word. The more he heard it, the less he knew what it meant. (216)

While D.Q. means it mostly in a religious sense as believing that all things work together for good, as the New Testament explains, Poncho hears it (without understanding it) in a humanistic sense as believing in the integrity and trustworthiness of another person: "If you have faith in Johnny, Daniel will come ..." (216).

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