Part 2 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Sheila: One of Joe’s customers that he was making a delivery to

Wild: Joe’s mother. She lived in the cane fields. She was incapable of loving and caring for him
Sweetness (aka William Younger): Malvonne’s nephew. He stole mail to look for money

Summary
After the funeral, Violet lets her birds go. Her birds are the only creatures she can speak to and they speak back to her. Yet without the responsibility of caring for the birds, Violet finds herself without routine to her life. Now that they are gone, not caring for them causes her to have trouble sleeping.

Furthermore, Dorcas’ memory casts a pall on the house. Like a sickness, Violet feels...

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