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Discusion four - Analyze All the people in Charming Billy by Alice McDermott drink relatively heavily even during Billys funeral everyone was still

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Analyze: All the people in Charming Billy by Alice McDermott drink relatively heavily, even during Billy’s funeral everyone was still drinking. This was odd because Billy had drank himself to death, and still all his relatives sat around drinking at his wake and thinking nothing out of place about it. In fact, in some way it was in honor of Billy that they drank at his funeral, even though drinking was the cause of his death. By their drinking at his wake they were remembering Billy in a better and clearer way, their drinking for him brought out stories of love and affection of Billy and how charming they really felt that he was. They didn’t condemn Billy for drinking himself to death because they all felt that he would be happier in the afterlife with the love of his life that they all thought had died years and years ago. Then at the end the narrator describes how she raises Billy’s glass of alcohol and dedicates it to him. In doing this she is honoring Billy by making a toast to him that she as well as the family will always remember him and the notes he
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Butler during the Spring '11 term at Cardinal Stritch.

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Discusion four - Analyze All the people in Charming Billy by Alice McDermott drink relatively heavily even during Billys funeral everyone was still

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