Zone One - Sunday, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

Colson Whitehead
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Mark Spitz foreshadows the fact that the Zone One barricade falls on Sunday evening. The morning before the “Zone died,” the Omega Unit woke up hungover, as they had drunk to celebrate the Lieutenant’s life the night before (221). They began sweeping through the apartment complex and parking lot that they were assigned. At the end of the day, the only room left for them to sweep was a fortune-tellers shop. Mark Spitz presages “a string of” dark “inevitabilities” Omega Unit experiences with the fortune-teller (224).

The fortune-teller was a straggler, sitting at a table in the room’s center. Gary wanted to tease the straggler, sit and pretended to get his palm read. Mark Spit suggested against this, as his apocalyptic policy was, “the sooner you take the stragglers down, the better” (225). Gary ignored Mark Spitz’s advice, sitting at the table with...

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