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Silence Summary
Shusaku Endo

Everything you need to understand or teach Silence by Shusaku Endo.

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  • 30 Silence Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
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Silence Summary

Plot Summary

Silence is the story of the Japanese persecution of Christians that occurred in the 1600s. More specifically, Endo traces the life of Sebastian Rodrigues, a Portuguese missionary from the Society of Jesus, as he tries to survive as a Christian priest working in Japan. Rodrigues and two of his friends journey to Macao, China. They hope togain entrance into Japan in order to locate their former teacher, Christovao Ferreira. Ferreira has been working in Japan for over thirty years; but correspondence from the priest abruptly ceased, and only a few tales of how Ferreira apostatized following several torturous days suspended in the pit tell what happened.

Rodrigues, Francisco Garrpe, and Juan de Santa Marta gain permission from their Superiors in Portugal to make the journey from Lisbon to Macao. However, once the three priests land in China, they are informed that all Portuguese ships from Macao to Japan...

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