Commemorative narrative as a genre relying on memory covers a very long time period, bringing the past lived by the ancestors, then reassessed, re-established, adopted or modified and passed on to the next generation. The past thus revives in memories - the recollection of past events and experience handed over to another generation. The commemorative narrative has a potential to gradually process long-lasting developments, changes and shifts and so it may clarify certain attitudes held in the present. The writer uses with moral values represented in memorates to analyse ambiguous and contradictory attitudes manifested by individuals in concrete situations and relations as well as in their approach to Christian norms and the Church. The topics are developed around essential norms applied onto extramarital relations, children born out of wedlock, theft and examples of mutual assistance.
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