The Buried Giant


Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Pastor Character Analysis

The Pastor was a well-respected leader in Axl and Beatrice’s warren. He both makes and enforces the rules, but Axl and Beatrice feel he mistreats them. The pastor encouraged the warren to make Axl and Beatrice stay in the room furthest back from the main fireplace in their warren and took away their right to candles, forcing them to live in isolated in the cold and darkness. Because the pastor is the leader of the warren, Axl and Beatrice have to get permission from him to leave the warren to find their son.
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The Pastor Character Timeline in The Buried Giant

The timeline below shows where the character The Pastor appears in The Buried Giant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Love and Hatred Theme Icon
...back. This sent Beatrice into hysterics until Axl found her and held her to him. The pastor , a leader in the community, broke up the group, but demanded that Beatrice return... (full context)