In Isaac Bashevis Singer's The King of the Fields, Krol Rudy mentions that he doesn't want the blood of animals to be spilled:

An odd thought began to take shape in his mind; when he died, he would like to be buried and to have a field planted over his bones. Perhaps man would stop shedding the blood of animals and nourish himself on the bounties of soil, sun, rain.
The King of the Fields, part 1, chapter 1, section 3 (translated by the author)

Why does Krol Rudy care so much about this, especially since he's personally killed a lot of people? This comes directly after he a scene where he sexually assaults a young girl and wants to kill her, so the contrast is... rather jarring.


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