Absalom, Absalom!, 161 (Event)

Page Number: 
161
Order within Page: 
3
First 8-10 words of event: 
"And your grandfather did not know either
Page Event Ends: 
163
Era: 
Reconstruction (1866-1889)
Narrative Status: 
Told
Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 1873 to Wednesday, December 31, 1873
Summary: 

When Bon's son is told that "he was, must be, a negro" (161), his life becomes defined by uncertainties and ambivalences, symbolized by the "shard of broken mirror" he hides under his bed in the attic (162). [SOURCE: Father, Grandfather]

Chronological Order: 
440.50
Indeterminate Date Range: 
Keywords: 
Race, Words, Identity, Liminality
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