“When he squatted down loading, Inman could hear the firing, but also the sap of balls into meat. A man near Inman grew so excited, or perhaps so weary, that he forgot to pull the ramrod from the barrel. He fired it off and it struck a Federal in the chest. The man fell backward, and the rod stood from his body and quavered about with the last of his breathing as if he had been pierced by an unfletched arrow.”
This passage really strikes me as imagery of the war at it’s best. I can just visualize the mass swarms of Federal that are coming at these guys, and Inman and his men just mowing them down. Most notably the part about the man firing his ramrod though his gun. Now in the section where Inman decribes his experience at Fredericksburg, explain another situation in which Frazier uses imagery to describe the horrors of war. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=819-aY60vB8
“To Ada, Ruby’s monologues seemed composed mainly of verbs, all of them tiring, Plow, plant, hoe, cut, can, feed, kill. ”
It seems to me that the only reason that Rudy has such a good work ethic is because she didn’t have much else to do as a young girl. Either that or she is just really passionate about helping out Ada. I don’t know just simple tell me what you think.