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Why does the lieutenant have such a strong hatred of the church? Why does he consider the priest a worse criminal than the American murder and bank robber? It is apparent that the lieutenant has had a bad experience with the church as a child; how much does this influence his mission in irradiating the church?

Why does the priest go back with the Mestizo when he knows the man is lying and it will lead to his death?

The priest does not consider himself a martyr; he recognizes his many sins, but he does die for his faith. Is the priest a martyr?

Several times the priest tells the lieutenant that he is a good man, even though he is personally responsible for killing many priests and innocent men in the search for the priest. Is what the priest says true, is the...

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