By class Joan was the daughter of a working farmer who was one ofthe headmen of his village, and transacted its feudal business for itwith the neighbouring squires and their lawyers. When the castle inwhich the villagers were entitled to take refuge from raids becamederelict, he organized a combination of half a dozen farmers toobtain possession of it so as to occupy it when there was any dangerof invasion. As a child, Joan could please herself at times withbeing the young lady of this castle. Her mother and brothers wereable to follow and share her fortune at court without makingthemselves notably ridiculous. These facts leave us no excuse for thepopular romance that turns every heroine into either a princess or abeggar-maid. In the somewhat similar case of Shakespear a wholeinverted pyramid of wasted research has been based on the assumptionthat he was an illiterate laborer, in the face of the plainestevidence that his father was a man of business, and at one time avery prosperous one, married to a woman of some social pretensions.There is the same tendency to drive Joan into the position of a hiredshepherd girl, though a hired shepherd girl in Domrémy wouldhave deferred to her as the young lady of the farm.
CAUCHON. You mistake me, my lord. I have no sympathy with herpolitical presumptions. But as a priest I have gained a knowledge ofthe minds of the common people; and there you will find yet anothermost dangerous idea. I can express it only by such phrases as Francefor the French, England for the English, Italy for the Italians,Spain for the Spanish, and so forth. It is sometimes so narrow andbitter in country folk that it surprises me that this country girlcan rise above the idea of her village for its villagers. But shecan. She does. When she threatens to drive the English from the soilof France she is undoubtedly thinking of the whole extent of countryin which French is spoken. To her the French-speaking people are whatthe Holy Scriptures describe as a nation. Call this side of herheresy Nationalism if you will: I can find you no better name for it.I can only tell you that it is essentially anti-Catholic andanti-Christian; for the Catholic Church knows only one realm, andthat is the realm of Christ's kingdom. Divide that kingdom intonations, and you dethrone Christ. Dethrone Christ, and who will standbetween our throats and the sword? The world will perish in a welterof war.
D'ESTIVET. Sir: I am the Promotor; and it has been my painful dutyto present the case against the girl; but believe me, I would throwup my case today and hasten to her defence if I did not know that menfar my superiors in learning and piety, in eloquence andpersuasiveness, have been sent to reason with her, to explain to herthe danger she is running, and the ease with which she may avoid it.[Suddenly bursting into forensic eloquence, to the disgust ofCauchon and the Inquisitor, who have listened to him so far withpatronizing approval] Men have dared to say that we are actingfrom hate; but God is our witness that they lie. Have we torturedher? No. Have we ceased to exhort her; to implore her to have pity onherself; to come to the bosom of her Church as an erring but belovedchild? Have we--
LADVENU. I took this cross from the church for her that she mightsee it to the last: she had only two sticks that she put into herbosom. When the fire crept round us, and she saw that if I held thecross before her I should be burnt myself, she warned me to get downand save myself. My lord: a girl who could think of another's dangerin such a moment was not inspired by the devil. When I had to snatchthe cross from her sight, she looked up to heaven. And I do notbelieve that the heavens were empty. I firmly believe that her Saviorappeared to her then in His tenderest glory. She called to Him anddied. This is not the end for her, but the beginning.
Jake is very concerned about Kiri's welfare, listening carefully to her concerns about Eywa. Likewise, Jake also forbade Kiri from connecting with the Spirit Tree because of the epileptic seizures it caused. Although it's hard for him to understand his daughter at times, Jake does his best to support her and 'encourage' her connection with the world of Pandora he often times shows affection to her by calling her baby girl . After he saw that his daughter's life was in mortal danger, he did not hesitate to risk his own life (handcuffing himself at Quaritch's request) to save Kiri. 2b1af7f3a8