Absalom, Absalom!, 143 (Event)

Page Number: 
143
Order within Page: 
2
First 8-10 words of event: 
(then Shreve again, "Wait. Wait. You mean this old gal,
Page Event Ends: 
147
Era: 
Turn of the Century (1890-1913)
Characters Present: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Thursday, January 13, 1910
Summary: 

In a facetious tone, Shreve recapitulates the Sutpen story as it was revealed in the earlier chapters, in non-chronological order. In this summary it is finally revealed what Sutpen said to make Rosa wear black for forty-three years. In his order, the events Shreve isolates are: Rosa's aunt's elopement, Goodhue Coldfield's retreat to attic, Sutpen's outrageous words to Rosa, Sutpen's death, Sutpen's arrival in Jefferson, the wagons full of furnishings for the Sutpen mansion, Sutpen and Ellen's marriage, Sutpen forbidding Judith's marriage to Bon and the breaking up of the family, Sutpen's marriage proposal to Rosa, Sutpen's determination to restore the plantation, Sutpen speaking those outrageous words, Sutpen opening the store, Sutpen seducing Wash's granddaughter. [SOURCE: Narrator, Shreve]

Chronological Order: 
527.00
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Keywords: 
Narrative_Recapitulation, Revelation, Tone_Shift, Allusion:Classical,

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