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The Green Pastures Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1, Scene 5 Summary

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Part 1, Scene 5 Summary

Cain walks on an invisible treadmill until he reaches a tree with a sign that reads, "Nod Parish. County Line." He feels as if he has been walking for 40 years. He suddenly realizes that he has no place to find a family and that God, whom he has mistaken for a Preacher, has tricked him. Then a girl, identified as "Cain's Girl" begins to flirt with Cain from the branches of the tree offstage. She enters. The author describes her as wickedly pretty, flashily dressed and as big as Cain. After some flirtation, they leave to meet her folk. God enters, watches Cain and the girl leave and comments that he does not like the way things are going.

Part 1, Scene 5 Analysis

Forty years is a recurring Biblical theme meaning a long time. The Biblical "Nod" is not a...

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