Autobiography of Red - Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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“Red Meat: Fragments of Stesichoros” - “Geryon”: Geryon is described as a monster: “everything about him was red” (9), including his nose, the landscape where his cattle grazed, the wind around him, and his dreams.

“Meanwhile He Came”: This fragment refers to “Him” (9), coming in search of Geryon because of his “homegold” (9).

“Geryon’s Parents”: Poetic narration describes how Geryon’s parents send him up to his room for wearing a mask while the family is eating. He goes up “those hemorrhaging stairs … to the ticking red taxi of the incubus” (10).

“Geryon’s Death Begins”: Poetic narration describes how the extremely upset Geryon sees his cattle having been murdered, and asks to be murdered himself.

“Geryon’s Reversible Destiny”: Geryon’s mother reassures him, and suggests he doesn’t have to decide to die right then. Geryon sees that behind “her right red cheek” (10), a...

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