The Pilgrimage - Chapter 4, Cruelty Summary & Analysis

Paulo Coelho
This Study Guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Pilgrimage.
This section contains 581 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Pilgrimage Study Guide

Chapter 4, Cruelty Summary

One afternoon while Petrus and Paulo rest in an olive grove an old man approaches them and tells the story of how love was murdered at a small church nearby. A young princess coming back from Compostela decided to give up everything and care for the sick and poor. The princess' brother came to bring her home, but when she refused he stabbed her out of desperation. As penance the duke was made to walk the road to Compostela and on his way back was filled with the same feeling that had overcome his sister. When the old man finishes, Petrus comments that the story is an example of the law of retribution. Petrus goes on to explain that the brother was "forced to continue the good works he had interrupted" because anyone who tries to destroy love must re-create it...

(read more from the Chapter 4, Cruelty Summary)

This section contains 581 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Pilgrimage Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Pilgrimage from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook