The Blithedale Romance - Section 15: Chapter 28: Blithedale Pasture and Chapter 29: Miles Coverdale's Confession Summary & Analysis

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Section 15: Chapter 28: Blithedale Pasture and Chapter 29: Miles Coverdale's Confession Summary

In the penultimate chapter, "Blithedale Pasture", since a burial ground has never before been needed at Blithedale, the community consults on where to bury Zenobia. Coverdale suggests they lay her at the base of Eliot's Pulpit, but Hollingsworth requests that she be buried on the hillside where they had planned to build their cottage, so this is where the Blithedale community buries Zenobia. She is buried in the old fashion as people have been buried for hundreds of years. Westervelt, a stranger to most present, flings earth into the grave first after the coffin descends. Westervelt expresses impatience with Zenobia, claiming her action was foolish since she was the last woman on earth to whom death could have been necessary; her mind was active, her beauty would...

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