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An important question to the total interpretation of the novel is, Why does Darl laugh? We, the  readers, have become very familiar with Darl as the sensitive and perceptive narrator. We must then  try to create for ourselves the same scene that Darl observes. This scene would involve a pregnant,  barefoot girl in a wagon, an ineffectual father murmuring clich é s, a young and perhaps retarded  brother, a half-crippled brother, the coffin of his dead mother, and then suddenly over the hill the  other brother riding a half-wild horse. Consequently, it can be maintained that this is a rather ridiculous situation and that Darl laughs  because he is intelligent and perceptive enough to recognize the absurdity of the entire situation. Or  perhaps Darl laughs because he begins to understand why Addie wanted to be buried in Jefferson, a  reason that does not become clear to the reader until a much later section. And finally, perhaps this 
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