Unformatted text preview: . He believes she is a scapegoat, but at the same time doesn’t know if he would have done anything to stop it if he was around . At the end of the poem you really do find out how he feels and although it causes him great guilt, and he isn’t proud of it, but he would have done the same. I do believe he is trying to tell a story . Around 1970 Heaney had read a book about people preserved in a bog by a Danish archeologist . After taking a great interest in this matter, he thought up his own interpretation of what he had seen in the pictures and passed the information on in the way he knew how . Heaney used poetry to express his interest and pass on the information ....
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- Spring '08
- Poetry, Thought, Debut albums, Seamus Heaney, bog girl