Autobiography of Red - Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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“Autobiography of Red: A Romance”, Part 1, pages 21- 33: This section of the book is prologued with a quote from poet Emily Dickenson that begins with a comment about “a reticent volcano” and, in its conclusion, comments that “The only secret people keep / Is Immortality” (22).

“Justice”: This section begins with a one-line reference to how Geryon learned about justice from his brother at a very young age. Then, narration describes how the young Geryon was first walked to school by his mother; how his brother soon took over the job; and how he soon became tired of Geryon not being able to remember the ways into and/or through the school. Because he was called “stupid” by his brother, Geryon both became angry and gave up trying to find his own way, at one point standing “on his small red shadow” (24) trying to figure out...

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