Narrator: And then it was as if Dogville just waited. Even the wind dropped, leaving the town in an unfamiliar calm. As if somebody had put a large cheese dish cover over it, and created the kind of quietness that descends while you’re awaiting visitors.
The Big Man: Rapists and murders may be the victims according to you, but I, I call them dogs. And if they’re lapping up their own vomit, the only way to stop them is with a lash.
Grace: But dogs only obey their own nature, so why shouldn’t we forgive them?
The Big Man: Dogs can be taught many useful things, but not if we forgive them every time they obey their own nature.