What is the role of vehicles in Chapter 3? What characteristics are given to the various vehicles that appear and what do they signify?
Vehicles, such as the bus, Mr. Granger’s Packard, and the night men’s cars, are integral to he action. Mr. Granger’s silver Packard is “sleek,” “grand,” and “shining in the rain.” It is indicative of Mr. Granger’s affluence and that it is the only such car in the county suggests that he is unique in his wealth. It also means that his car is representative of his person: to see the silver Packard is to understand that Mr. Granger is driving it or nearby. The bus is always given aggressive action words—it never simply drives by, but “zooms,”...
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