From the Count of Monte Cristo (1971):
Abbe Faria (Richard Harris) : “Here is your final lesson – do not commit
the crime for which you now serve the sentence. God said, “Vengeance is mine.”
Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel): “I don’t believe in God.”
Abbe Faria: “It doesn’t matter. He believes in you.”
As Bass’s companions prepare to move on, a Native scout says some
Last Rites (?) or a Blessing (?) over Bass – then places a talisman (?)
around his neck.
But let’s take a closer look at that Talisman …
Is that a Cross?
When Bass is ultimately deserted by this comrades
the only thing they leave him is …
The Arikara (“Rees”) Indians find Bass in his grave.
He receives more Last Rites/Blessings – Native style.
Then … miraculously, Bass eventually Rises from the/his grave …
from the dead.
Bass later discovers an uncommon use for the Bible …
It’s makes good kindling – to light his first fire.
Meanwhile … Captain Ahab – I mean Captain Henry –
paces the Deck by night …
… while his men grumble about mutiny below deck
– I mean around the campfire.
Where have we seen this before?
And that scar …
Where might we have seen that before?
Just a coincidence, I’m sure.
While recuperating, Bass reads the Bible to a friend.
A time for healing, Spiritual Contemplation … and resolution.
He reads aloud these 2 passages:
“If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.”
– Job 14:14
“For there is hope for a tree,
If it is cut down, that it will sprout again,
And that its tender shoots will not cease.
Though its root may grow old in the earth,
And its stump may die in the ground …”
– Job 14:7 -9
Will the circle be broken? or perpetuated?
You’ll have to watch it to find out.