by George Bernard Shaw
Saint Joan Versions of Reality 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.
THE CHAPLAIN: "This woman had her throat pierced by an English arrow, […] It was a death wound; yet she fought all day; […] the bridge […] immediately burst into flames and crumbled." (4.54)
We wonder if the Chaplain's account of Joan's "miracles" might be an exaggerated version of reality.
JOAN: "It is in the bells I hear my voices. […] where they come from a distance through the quiet of the countryside." (5.18)
Could it be that Joan's voices, though inspired by faith, are really products of her own contemplations?