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Unformatted text preview: Rachel Schwarz ENG 112-NF 12 April 2011 Chapters 23-28 The final segment of The Book of the Dun Cow proved to be spellbinding, compelling, and extremely well written. Throughout the course of the novel, the audience has always understood Chauntecleers struggles. In this portion, a fraction of Pertelotes emotions are presented. Wangerin plays with the metaphor of black darkness and white light to illustrate Pertelotes hardships. As Pertelote struggles to follow Chauntecleer into obscurity, Pertelote describes, there was the dim, smiling light above the river, white, shapeless, smooth, and soft. That was the only something in all the world around her. All the rest was chasm. All the rest was pit- horrible, hopeless blackness! (196). Chauntecleer is not the only Coop inhabitant that feels utterly lonely. Pertelote is also strained by the attempts of Wyrm and Cockatrice. However, her description of her surroundings implies that although Pertelote is surrounded by darkness, there...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Savoie during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.
- Spring '08