Burial Rites - Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Hannah Kent
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Chapter Seven

On May 6, 1810, Reverend Johann Tomasson confirmed in a letter that Fridrik was of good intellect and a good knowledge of the catechism but that he had blatantly disobeyed his parents and had a character that was unbending. On September 5, 1829, Blondal wrote to Toti inquiring about his progress with Agnes.

Toti responded to Blondal in person. When he arrived, a servant named Karitas seemed to want to talk to him but Blondal ordered her to leave them to their privacy. Toti reported that Agnes had settled into her new custodial holdings on the farm at Kornsa. Jon informed him that she labored well and had a humble demeanor. He explained that initially he relied on prayers and passages from the New Testament. She was well-versed in the passages but told him to leave. He understood later that the condemned needed other ways...

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