Study Guide

Silence Chapter 9

By Shusaku Endo

Chapter 9

  • Rodrigues is sitting on the balcony of his house in Nagasaki as children play below, calling him "Apostate Paul" (9.9).
  • The ex-priest is still shaken by what he did. Regardless, he hasn't renounced his faith internally.
  • Since then, Rodrigues has worked with officials to identify forbidden Christian objects smuggled into Japan. Although he sees Ferreira occasionally, the two men never speak.