Besides enriching her life with many new friends, Margaret begins expiating
her father's sins (stealing from Jews headed for the concentration camps) by smashing his porcelains, while Wanda incorporates the shards into arresting, artistic mosaics.
The pilgrim Dante, addressed as frate (brother) by fellow poets, by a pope (Adriano, expiating
avarice) and by Beatrice, finally "appears both as a member of a community and as a privileged prophetic and even apostolic voice" (110).
Perhaps more importantly, the character of the heroic, highly individual Cripps, his life of self-sacrifice expiating
the wrongs he did to his first love, never comes fully alive for me.
Much more unvarying in tone is There Was a Father (1942), a simple story of a teacher who spends his life expiating
for a boating accident, obliging his son to stick to his duty even though they must live apart.
At the same time, and above all, he was expiating
spilled German blood, and avenging beforehand a possible defeat.
Pain also was sometimes seen as a means of expiating
one's sins, and several "holy people" inflicted on themselves discomfort and pain: self-flagellation, for instance, was not an uncommon practice.
Three years on, Peter's given up mountaineering to become a National Geographic wildlife photographer, his current assignment in the Himalayas reuniting him with his estranged sister who's been driven to become top of her game by way of expiating
This interest in the cultural legacy of Polish Jews is a way of partially reconstructing mutual relationships, remembering the millions murdered by the Nazis during World War II, and of expiating
the wrongdoing and insufficient help provided by the Poles at that time.
For example, the late Bishop Victorio Bonamin, who was pro-vicar for the army, said in a homily in September 1975, the month the military decided to take power, that "the army is expiating
the impurity of our country.
Paradoxically, it is as if every persecuted Jew is like Christ's expiating
for all Christians and the world.