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Saint Joan

Saint Joan


by George Bernard Shaw

Saint Joan Religion Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Scene.Line). Every time a character talks counts as one line, even if what they say turns into a long monologue.

Quote #4

JOAN: "Minding your own business is like minding your own body: it's the shortest way to make yourself sick. […] it is God's business we are here to do: not our own." (2.169)

Joan seems like the only person in the whole of France that actually believes in the will of God.

Quote #5

THE CHAPLAIN: "I would not leave a Jew alive in Christendom if I had my way." (4.26)

This kind of anti-Semitism is deeply rooted in European Christian society.

Quote #6

CAUCHON: [fiercely] "She is not a witch. She is a heretic." (4.68)

There's a big difference between the two things for Cauchon and the Church that he represents. A witch has supernatural powers. A heretic is merely someone who defies the Church.

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