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How does McEwan tell the story in Chapter 16?


Jed's second letter to Joe Jed has paid a student to collect 35 of Joe's articles which
he reads in a couple of hours. He criticises Joe's work and is distressed at how easily
Joe has refuted God's existence through…

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Use of repeated rhetorical question that are arguably ignorant/ childish could be seen
as McEwen purposefully being derogatory of Jed in order to undermine his religion.
His bipolar switches between attempted conversion and vicious judgement further
suggest Jed's madness. This is further supported by his own description of his brain…


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