In the American Grain - Study Guide Red Eric Summary & Analysis

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In the voice of Eric the Red, the speaker tells of his choosing the ice of Greenland over the crooked laws of the people. He says his way is one of strength, while their way is one of weaklings who justify their laws and scheme to oust him. He concedes that while they are actually strong, they are so because they band together -- in their weaknesses. He is not like them, and is therefore deemed evil, an outcast. He refers to having killed, and questions "this Christ," whom they sour over now because he was necessary to their cause. After wondering if he and his father had instead been crucified would Christ then be driven out of his homeland, Red Eric then puts his mind back on Greenland, saying that they will, inevitably, follow him there.

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