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The play Quiet in the Land by Anne Chislett talks about the Amish people who have immigrated from Germany and Switzerland to Canada The Amish religion which developed in Germany and Switzerland from a radical movement within the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century They belief in adult baptism and in the complete separation of church and state the maintenance of a simple Christian life style and perhaps most important within the context of our society a total renunciation of war or killing in any form They immigrated to Canada because of their conflict with civil and religious authority due to their religious belief They came here so that they can practice their religion freely Yock is a young man who goes against the strict beliefs of his father Christy and wants to join the twentieth century In the play Yock faces many conflicts in every step of his life His actions were part of his growing into maturity and knowledge Although the Amish community attempts to follow the will of God but how did they fail Yock who remained isolated from them Is Yock Wrong Yock one of the main character in the play had a great conflict with his father Christy and the Amish community At the beginning of the play Yock seem to have small-small conflicts with the elders In Act I scene i Yock says I couldnt just say the words not when I dont believe them from these words we could understand that whatever he used to listen from the elders and his father were not actually reaching his heart Yock then didnt really appear to be interested in getting baptized which Christy disliked Hannah then seems to be concerned about Yock when she heard him speaking English In Act I scene ii Hannah says A Bishops son is supposed to set an example this remark shows the pressure that Yock is under and it also shows that his
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