Absalom, Absalom!, 284 (Event)

Page Number: 
284
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Then it was dawn, or almost, and it was cold;
Page Event Ends: 
286
Era: 
Civil War (1861-1865)
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Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Sunday, April 2, 1865 to Sunday, April 30, 1865
Summary: 

In the cold dawn, Bon tells Henry that "it's the miscegenation, not the incest" that Henry cannot accept, and that it's up to Henry to stop him from marrying Judith (285). Henry notes that "You are my brother"; Bon says, bitterly, that "I'm the nigger that's going to sleep with your sister" (286). When Bon gives Henry his pistol to kill him "now," Henry throws the gun away, but still says "You shall not!" (286). [SOURCE: Narrator]

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Keywords: 
Family, Brother-Brother, Incest, Miscegenation
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