33 - Section 55 is one of the most humorous sections in the...

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Unformatted text preview: Section 55 is one of the most humorous sections in the book. It is filled with earthy and bawdy humor and shows the small-town rascal taking advantage of the country girl, a classically humorous situation in American folktales. The reader should make the contrast here with the druggist from Mottson who became indignant with Dewey Dell. The earlier druggist is seen to be very ethical and offers Dewey Dell some good advice. But this second person (who is actually not a druggist) merely uses Dewey Dell for his own pleasure. By the end of this section, we know that all of Dewey Dell's efforts (including her attack on Darl) are of no avail; she is still pregnant and will remain so. Section 56 is another view of the same event narrated in the preceding section. After Dewey Dell emerges from her seduction, she knows that it is not going to work. Her comment (that it won't work), emerges from her seduction, she knows that it is not going to work....
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