Chapters 46-50

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“Your mother was a horse, but who was your father, Jewel?”

This quote really stood out to me. Darl always talked about Jewel’s mother being a horse, but never to his face. The first time he did was rude. I did not like that comment whatsoever and Jewel didn’t either. Darl had no right to exclude Jewel the way he did and when he did.

In chapters forty-six through fifty, the Bundrens are almost to Jefferson. Jewel comes back in chapter forty-six. Darl asks Jewel who is his father and Jewel becomes upset. Vardaman is still lost in his own world. Cash’s foot and leg is boiled after they put cement on his leg. Vardaman has a lot of questions. Vardaman says that he saw something Dewey Dell doesn’t want anyone to know. Mr. Gillespie’s barn caught on fire and Jewel saves Addie’s coffin.

Darl is changing as a character. At the beginning of the book he was blunt, weird, sweet, and talkative. Now he is angry all the time and rude. He anger really shows with him burning the the barn. His rudeness shows when he asks Jewel about his father. Most of the characters had their change at the beginning of the book, but Darl’s changed over time. At first I didn’t notice it but the more time that past the worse Darl has gotten. It’s only a matter of time when Darl because really dangerous. He needs someone to be there for him, but at the same time he doesn’t.

Vardaman said a few times that he saw something that Dewey Dell doesn’t want him to tell anyone. I believe he saw her sleeping with Mr. Gillespie’s son. I’m not one hundred percent certain, but I really believe this is it. Dewey Dell has really been sexual throughout this whole book so I wouldn’t be surprised if she did.

Jewel is really an amazing character. He came back; not for Anse but for his mother. It really shows how much he loves her. I know I wouldn’t have came back, although it was my mother I would have just paid my respects at another time. Jewel loves his mother so much he saved her coffin from the fire while getting burned. Jewel is absolutely the best character hands down. He won’t let anyone get in the way of his love for his mother.

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