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final few pages of the book, Edmund askes the reader if he may “speak plainly (248).” Funny how he asks permission now for what he has been doing throughout the book. Edmund feels that he surely “has a right to protest (248)” the final action that he shows us of his father. His father’s letter is represented at the end for selfish reasons. Only when the reader sees the inflexibility and the “defiance” of the father’s letter can Edmund end with the sympathy of the reader. Edmund’s final act of narcissistic manipulation has us cheering when he ends his autobiography by him “throwing off the yoke of dedication …and fashioning an inner life for himself (251).”