Absalom, Absalom!, 283 (Event)

Page Number: 
283
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
Nor did Henry ever say that he did not remember
Page Event Ends: 
284
Era: 
Civil War (1861-1865)
Characters Present: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Saturday, April 1, 1865 to Sunday, April 30, 1865
Summary: 

Henry leaves the tent where his father has just told him about Bon's "negro" heritage (283). The opening, grammatically tortuous sentence of this passage - "nor did Henry ever say that he did not remember" - implies an omniscient narrator, but very ambiguously. Henry thinks about the apparently futile military situation before thinking about "what he would have to do" if Bon went ahead with the plan to marry (284). [SOURCE: Narrator]

Chronological Order: 
355.00
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Keywords: 
Italics, Fatalism, Solitariness

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