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Unformatted text preview: There is however a contradictory aspect of this, and it makes me wonder about what the community is intended to represent. The reverend’s sermon, and the woman who sings with him, brings simplicity and “real religion” back into the lives of those from Linden Hills. Not only is the religious burial out of the ordinary, since Luther usually just holds them at the morgue, but the strong dose of a Southern Baptist service certainly shocks many of the community. In my opinion, the community of Linden Hills is being represented as sin – continually being corrupted by wealth and whatnot, and it is Willie’s conversation with the Reverend that pushes the holy man to lay down The Law . For once there’s some decent confrontation in the novel – and arguably a side to take. Thank God (no pun intended)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HON 191 taught by Professor Sheridan,katie during the Spring '08 term at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08