The Gods Will Have Blood: - Chapter 14 & Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 & Chapter 15 Summary

In Chapter 14, Brotteaux ponders the human condition while Father Longuemare attends chapel. He paints his dancing dolls until the monk returns, and after dinner, Brotteaux takes the dolls to Joly who orders two gross to begin with. Returning home, Brotteaux asks Father Longuemare to help make the dolls. As they discuss the madness of the Revolution, Brotteaux asks why God does not prevent such evils. Though he disagrees with theologians, he believes religion is necessary for the people; "he only desired that its ministers were philosophers instead of controversialists" (p. 159). Nine days after Father Longuemare moves in with Brotteaux, Brotteaux delivers his dolls to Joly, but on his way home, a girl throws herself into his arms and begs him to hide her as the Revolutionary Committee is in her rooms because she yelled "Vive le Roi!" Since Athenais has an...

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