In “The Revelation” a particular quotation stood out to me. While young Leah is on a walk with her new found friend Anatole, she begins to let her mind wonder, and while wondering she wonders about the scar which is straight on his face. She then says:
“And then he [Anatole] tells me about the rubber plantations. What were they like? I read in a book that they cut off the workers hands if they hadn’t collected enough rubber by the end of the day. The Belgian foreman would bring baskets full of brown hands back to the boss, piled up like a mess of fish. Could this be true of civilized white Christians?” (Kingsolver, 144)
I found this to be a prime example of how much times have changed. During this time period, and given her situation, Leah has reason to believe that she is slightly above others, ad least thats the impression which I was given. Where as in todays society, at a young age, most are taught we are all equal, no matter our religion. However Leah’s nieve ways seem to cloud her mind and she has to second guess the idea that civilized white Christians would be capable of an act of evil.