The Robber Bride - Outcome, Chapters 56-57 Summary & Analysis

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Outcome, Chapters 56-57 Summary

Chapter 56: Tony realizes she has the power to turn Zenia into history by choosing to write her story. As with all history, the dead are in the hands of the living. Tony does not know who Zenia really was. There is no record of her birth. Tony realizes that an accurate reconstruction is impossible. She wonders if history really teaches lessons as it is supposed to do. Only historical battles have a clear sense of right and wrong action. Tony plods on despite this.

In Tony's cellar, her sand-table map of Europe now reflects the religious wars of the thirteenth century, the Catholics versus the Cathars. The Cathars believed in dualistic forces of good and evil and reincarnation, and they were led by female priests. Catholics, on the other hand, rejected reincarnation, thought women unclean and believed that evil...

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