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Riddley Walker - Study Guide Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

In Chapter 7, Riddley is ritually scarred in the manner of all connexion men with three horizontal bars simulating the letter E, backwards or forwards, for Eusa.

At this point, Goodparley also makes the case for agriculture as a replacement for hunting and gathering to Riddley. Though Goodparley's companion, Orfing, thinks Riddley is disrespectful to the Pry Mincer, Goodparley indulges the young new connexions man. Goodparley then explains how everyone wants to find the Littl Shynin Man and put him back together.

After receiving his mark, Riddley watches the Eusa Story.

Chapter 7 Analysis

It is interesting that the Eusa scar can be turned backward or forward to reflect the potency of the E. The proper alignment of the E would require the prongs to be read left to right, but without the vertical bar to define alignment, the scar is accepted by the community with no definite configuration...

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