Alison Bechdel Analysis

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Ruth, I enjoyed reading what you had to say about Bruce’s death and whether you thought it was a suicide or not. Alison Bechdel begins chapter four with a detailed account of the death of her father. Bruce was crossing the street to unload some brush from an old farmhouse he was restoring when he got hit by a delivery truck. Bruce jumped backward into the road, according to the driver, “as if he saw a snake” (89). I agree with Alison when she said, “perhaps he did” (89). Further into the chapter, Alison talks about the deer camp her family went to called the Bullpen. Bruce’s new friend Bill showed the children how to shoot his .22. The kids see a large snake, “probably a black rat snake…can grow to seven feet long” (114) in the spring
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