House of Leaves - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Mark Z. Danielewski
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Chapter 11 Summary

This chapter opens with the differences between Tom and Will Navidson. Tom is the lighthearted drifter who takes one day at a time where Will is the more famous one who conquers each day as his own.

There are notes within the next few pages that describe the biblical story about twins. "Esau's a hairy, dimwitted hunter. Jacob's a smooth-skinned, cunning intellectual." Their father is blind and tells Esau he has only one blessing and if he brings him meat, he will bless him. Jacob tricks his father by pasting hair onto his hands and gives his father a bowl of stew, so the father blesses Jacob thinking it is Esau. When Esau returns, his father tells him of the betrayal and that he has no second blessing.

Zampano and a woman named Denise Neiman worked on the story of Esau and Jacob...

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