The intercultural relationships featured in “South Pacific” mirror the intercultural relationship between Ruth and Naomi. Prejudice is taught, as Deuteronomy teaches that Moabites should be prohibited from being a part of the community. However, Ruth shatters that expectation, like Lt. Cable and Liat shatter the expectations of their cultural teachings.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) The Season of Advent is upon us, and the waiting has begun. We