In this essay, I argue that minister John Marrant, armed with the religious discourse of the Bible, revises Revelations 5 in order to criticize those that lack faith and to celebrate his call to ministry. Marrant rewrites this revelation as the story of a Native American princess, an unrequited kiss, and a series of misses: a misunderstanding, a mis-seeing, or a mis-hearing. He does so to make clear that he is a true believer.
"A Silent Book, Some Kisses, and John Marrant’s Narrative,"
Criticism: Vol. 57:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/criticism/vol57/iss1/4