Redemption - Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Summary

Jack Hawthorn had a hard time healing from his brother's death. Working on the farm, he spent a lot of solitary time replaying the accident in his mind. His guilt consumed him and he felt shame at his anger that responded to the guilt. He blamed himself for his brother's death, loathed himself for it. Jack remained aloof from his family and close family friends. He spent long hours on the tractor telling stories, acting them out in the middle of the field where he had no possible audience. Even his stories and fantasies became self-sacrificing and tortuous. The pain sometimes completely overwhelmed him.

Part 2 Analysis

With all the time in the world, mind free, hands busy, Jack dwelled on the accident that killed his brother. He punished himself with the memories, relived it repeatedly. He took sole responsibility for his brother's death and because he could...

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