Winter in the Blood - Epilogue, Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue, Summary

Teresa, Lame Bull, and the narrator are the only people present at the grandmother's burial. The depth of the grave is uneven, causing Lame Bull to have to jump in and fix it. Teresa is devastated while the narrator is calm and quiet. His injuries are superficial and he is thinking about the future. Perhaps he will ask the girl to marry him, after all.

Epilogue, Analysis

The novel has come full circle. The narrator has shown little character growth, but enough to prove to the reader he has fallen in love with the girl and is thinking of a future, resolving the theme of lack of identity to some extent. The narrator also appears to have come to terms with the secrets his grandmother kept and the death of his brother, Mose, another example of his attempt to resolve his identity crisis...

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