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In Section 52, Darl notices the effect of the arduous journey on all of the family. But even though he  is exhausted, he is still in control of the situation, as is illustrated in the central episode in this section  — that is, the attempted fight between Jewel and the white man. The reader should note that  whereas Anse merely stands around saying "fore God," it is Darl who is rational enough to take over  and prevent a serious fight between Jewel and the white man. In fact, Darl handles the episode with  perfect composure and equanimity. Without Darl, we can project that the entire procession would  have been interrupted. The question is, then, what motivates Jewel's actions in this section. It is obvious that Jewel is now  aware of the tremendous stench coming from the coffin. But his love for his mother will not tolerate  other people's commenting on the horrible stench. Jewel's violence continues as long as his mother 
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