Another Roadside Attraction - Part 4, pages 294-327, and Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, pages 294-327, and Part 5 Summary

Night has fallen. While bathing Baby Thor, Amanda explains to Marx that Christianity, a father-centric religion, supplanted the pagan, mother-centric religion that came before it. She contends that something is out of balance, spiritually speaking, and that this imbalance has caused two millennia of violence and bloodshed. Amanda counsels Marx to open his window as he thinks of Jesus; the smell of nature might serve to bring balance to his thoughts.

As planned, everyone finds their own space to ponder the problem of what to do with the Corpse. Since it is chilly outside, Marx doesn't open his window as Amanda suggested. The narrator offers a series of disconnected thoughts related to Jesus, but they never materialize into a coherent idea. Marx, frustrated, finds that he is unable to focus on any one aspect of...

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