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Kelly Mahoney Stone Butch Blues 2 English 132 In the scene of Butch Ro’s funeral, Jess learns something important about respect and the way butches have to act around those people who do not accept them. In this scene, Ed tells Jess that Butch Ro has died and that the funeral was that day. Even though Jess did not know Butch Ro as well as the others, it was a sign of respect to go because all the butches would be there. Ed told Jess she had to dress like a woman because “the old bulls said so”. Jess did not even own any girly clothes and had no time to borrow any, so she just put on a suit and they left for the funeral. Since Jess knew the old bulls were expecting everyone to dress appropriately, Jess dreaded going into the funeral home. When they walked in, all the old butches were wearing dresses, “That’s how much they loved her”. Even though their dresses were old and outdated, they wore them out of respect for Ro’s family. For the old butches, “wearing dresses was an excruciating
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2008 for the course ENG 132 taught by Professor Daly during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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