The Buried Giant - Part 1: Chapters 1 -- 2 Summary & Analysis

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The Buried Giant is set in the sixth century A.D. in the British Isles. It's a time when ogres roam the land. It's also a time when an elderly couple, Axl and Beatrice, live on the outskirts of their warren. As they live far away from the fire that keeps other residents warm, their home is cold. They aren't even allowed to have a candle due to a decision made by the warren's council for fear that the couple might knock the candle over. So, they live in the dark once night falls.

One spring morning, Axl gets up before his wife and comes to the decision to look for a son whom he seems to remember. For some reason, he doesn't know his son's name, where he is, or why he's no longer with him and his wife. He can't...

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