The Casual Vacancy - Part VII Summary & Analysis

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Part VII Summary

The last part of the novel is brief. Initially a funeral was not going to be held for Robbie or Krystal because Terri Weedon could not afford it. Sukhvinder Jawanda organizes donations so that the funeral can be held at St. Michael's. She picks out their caskets and the closing song. During the funeral she recalls that Krystal was misunderstood and that she had always admired her brazenness, that Krystal wasn't afraid of others judgement.

Many of the characters go to the funeral, except Colin and Fats Wall, and the Mollisons. Shirley still believes that Howard would not still be in the hospital if the ambulance hadn't been diverted because of the drowning.

Part VII Analysis

As Samantha is watching the people congregate for the funeral, she finally feels guilt at knowing that she saw Robbie Weedon, could have helped him...

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