The Life We Bury - Chapters 6-7 Summary & Analysis

Allen Eskens
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Janet, the receptionist, is friendlier when Joe arrives to talk to Carl in hopes that the convicted murderer will agree to be the subject of his biography assignment. When Carl asks why he is receiving such an honor, Joe claims that he finds the story compelling since he does not meet a killer every day. Claiming there is a difference between killing and murdering, though he has done both, Carl insists Joe cannot understand since he is attending college on his father's money. When Joe angrily corrects him for the assumption, Carl is pleased that Joe understands how wrong it is to judge someone without knowing their entire story. Having already denied many interview requests, Carl requires Joe's assurances that he will be fair and honest if Carl shares the truth. Then, he asks about Joe's family, raising the student's ire. Joe asks...

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