The Trials of Brother Jero and The Strong Breed Setting

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The Beach

The beach is the site of Brother Jero’s makeshift church, which is identified by a few stakes and palm leaves marking the territory on the beach. Jero’s church makes use of the resources of the beach itself, and features a “heap of sand” (210) decorated with a mirror and empty bottles. Hanging off one of these bottles is a rosary and a cross. This beach is not a pristine oasis, but rather a place of washed-up detritus and junk. Although this is at odds with Brother Jero’s own luxurious clothing and personal style, the penury of and decrepitude of the beach reflects Brother Jero’s “Brotherhood” itself, which is predicated on deception and manipulation rather than purity and worship.

Jero's Hut

Jero’s hut is located in the fishing village, which is supposed to be represented onstage by a “few poles with nets and other...

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