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Brian Lau English 200 D Andrew McNair 4/09/07 Reading Response #4 On page eighty-two Edgar discovers in the box some sort of a book or document belonging to his friend, Waldegrave. At first, it was difficult to unlock what was in the box. But after some time, it was revealed to be the letters documenting Clithero’s past from another point of view. So far, the book has only viewed what has happened in Clithero’s past through his eyes and it is possible that he could have been lying to cover up a crime that he has committed. And so, Edgar says “No wonder that a soul like Clithero’s, pervaded by these proofs of inimitable excellence…and the value of that existence which he had destroyed, should be overborne by horror at the view of the past.” This is probably why Clithero is so haunted when speaking of his past and Edgar seems to have found his answer as to why Clithero acts the way he does. And also “The dread of unjust upbraiding hurried him to murder and to suicide, and the
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