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ENGL 802 Winch/Sp 2011 Reading Guide: Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West *the reading response questions are clearly indicated below; the other questions will serve to guide your reading and our class discussions and do not require written responses. Chapter I thru Chapter VI Reading Response 3/16: What are we to make of all the overt religious imagery, especially the way the author juxtaposes it with images of macabre death and depravity? 1) p.3-5 What do we know about the “kid’s” character and the making of it? 2) p.6 What bearing does the Rev. Green’s sermon have on the novel? 3) p.7 We meet the “judge”; what are we to make of him? 4) p.8-14 What is significant about the way the “kid’ and Toadvine meet? 5) p.15-19 What is significant about the hermit’s words to the kid? 6) p.40-41 What is the significance about the Mennonite’s words? 7) p.45 PAY ATTENTION! 8) p.63 PAY ATTENTION! 9) p.65 Sproule is consumed/overwhlmed, but by what? 10) p.66 This is more than just a bat; who is talking at the end of the paragraph? 11) p.69-70 What is the purpose of the macabre circus, and is Captain White’s fate the fate of all fools? 12) p.71 This gesture of humanity connects with the tavern keeper’s wife nursing him after being shot (p.4). 13) p. 72-73 a very disturbingly depraved image of what is supposed to be civilization. Chapter VI thru XII Reading Response 3/21: Why does the “judge” scalp the child? Why does Toadvine react the way he does, and how can we explain the “judge’s” reaction to him (164)? 1) p.96 Why Glanton’s reaction to his card and what the woman says or he is afraid she
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