Unformatted text preview: till the end of the story and is a humorous pair. It is mentioned that Lena is becoming more and more lifeless. This literally happens since she later dies. The reader knows that the fourth baby dies since it is like its mother, “lifeless.” Both Lena and Kreder are similar in that they do not care much to get married, are gentle, and have sullen tempers. The passage explains why Herman ends up taking care of his children and enjoys doing so....
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- Fall '07
- Rhetoric, passage, The Passage, Herman