Death Of A Confederate Colonel Character Analysis

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In The Death of a Confederate Colonel, Pat Carr shows some of her views on slavery and the war through the Birdsong family. Ian, the father, is off fighting in the war while his wife, Geneva is at home with their only daughter Saranell. The reader gets a picture of how the war affected their family and families around them. While reading this novel one gets the feeling that Geneva and Saranell are both on the same path to finding reality. Since Geneva is desperately trying to avoid facing reality, her attitude begins to rub off on her daughter, Saranell. While Geneva and Saranell are leaving Gilead, Geneva mutters, “‘This whole war is so inconvenient, so ridiculous’” (Carr 118). Even though Geneva’s husband is in the war, she
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