Sethe's House: Passage Analysis

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What seems so striking to me about this passage is that all three sections of the book start with describing 124. It is a strong choice, and it helps link all three parts together, as far as I am concerned. The way it is written makes it sound like the house itself is quiet, but the individual people are quiet as well. The family rarely leaves their house, save for any work or errands, since they do not have a lot of acquaintances. in this way, the people are 124 along with the physical building. It is a nice use of synecdoche. What is also interesting is the imagery of Sethe’s hand. the skin is deliberately described as being thin as china silk. There were plenty of other thin materials she could’ve gone with, such as the usual tissue or crepe

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