Blankets: An Illustrated Novel - Chapter 9: Foot Notes Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9: Foot Notes Summary

In Chapter 9, Craig says, "Upon moving out of my parents' home, I made a conscious effort to leave my Bible behind. It was the book of Ecclesiastes that prompted me to do so" (Chapter 9, p. 545).

The author gives several examples about the pessimistic tone of Ecclesiastes but also the contradictory nature of the passages.

Craig begins to realize that Ecclesiastes is contradictory in many ways. In one passage, the book talks about grief and a life of hard labor from the time he leaves his mother's womb. In the next passage, the author shows a Three Little Pigs style drawing in which the pigs are allowed to accept and be grateful for wealth and possessions. In the following passage, the author shows a second picture of a suffering skeletal man who finds that all of his work is meaningless...

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