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Unformatted text preview: trying to redeem herself through last-minute acts. It is interesting, then, to note that the three bodies join as one (possibly representing the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost?), bet burn up in flames which are often a symbol of hell. This only adds to the layers of contextual confusion within the novel. Lastly, the ending bothered me. It didnt feel satisfied. The ending leaves open loose ends. It seems like the only conclusion is implying that you get whats coming to you and this is only seen through the death of Luthers family. Im thirsty for more facts, for the outcomes of the other characters in the novel, especially Willie and Lester. Does Willie really ever move on to Tupelo Drive? Does Lester reevaluate his outtake on life? What happens to the community now that the Nedeed legacy is no more? Unanswered questions that are left merely for speculation; its too bad Naylor cut off her story where she did....
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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