The Hamlet, 127 (Event)

Text: 
Page Number: 
127
Order within Page: 
1
First 8-10 words of event: 
For five years he was to watch her, fetched
Page Event Ends: 
128
Era: 
Turn of the Century (1890-1913)
Characters Mentioned: 
Narrative Status: 
Narrated
Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 1891 to Friday, January 10, 1896
Notes: 

Checked 12/28/2016 JB

Summary: 

Labove watches Eula over a period of five years. During this time he watched her inert motionless body sit in the class while never doing any of the work. The narrator observes that, "she possessed life but not sentience" (127), and spent most of her days waiting for Jody to pick her up. At the same time, her budding sexuality transforms the classroom into a "grove of Venus" and she has the attention of "every male in the room" (127). Aloof from all this, she never participates in any activities in school even when there are the occasional parties on Friday nights.

Chronological Order: 
89.00
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Keywords: 
Theme: Sexuality; Action: Education

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