True History of the Kelly Gang - "Death of Edward Kelly" Summary & Analysis

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"Death of Edward Kelly" Summary

This summary is a very factual straightforward event of his hanging. Ned's last words are, "Such is life," spoken as the noose is placed around his neck. His final requests are to be buried in consecrated ground, and to have his mother released. Both are denied.

"Death of Edward Kelly" Analysis

The final part of Ned Kelly's legend is his death, so it had to be reported. His last words, "Such is life," are a stunning resignation to the thought that imprisonment and death are just pre-destined for all the Irish of Australia, who weren't willing to sell out their fellow people.

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