Throughout their travels, Don Shirley seems intent on forcing his driver Tony Lip to change, yet he does not expect to change his own poor behavior. However highly he thinks of himself on his African-adorned throne, Shirley is not as Christly as he thinks of himself: he lies by basically writing Tony’s letters to his wife for him, and he secretly engages in homosexual acts, even when Tony rightfully orders him not to leave his side. (Matthew 7:12, 1 Timothy 1:8-11, James 2:10) Tony is just as bad; no matter how much Shirley tries to press that violence always fails, Tony’s case has only ever went the opposite: when one manager won’t let Shirley play on a Steinway piano like his contract says, Tony resorts to violence, and it works. Even in his efforts to defend Shirley, Tony does so while basically rewarding the cops who perform the abuse. Although he does righteously defend Shirley after getting beat at a bar, but even then, his resort is to violence, not mercy.