Same Kind of Different as Me

Same Kind of Different as Me


Ron Hall and Denver Moore

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Same Kind of Different as Me: Chapter 59 Summary & Analysis

Ron picks up his narration. Ron and Denver set to work building a stone wall around Deborah’s grave, large enough to hold a family cemetery. To Ron, Denver seems “lighter” in some way, more at ease. Eventually, Denver recounts the visitation of the night before. Though it seems miraculous, Ron realizes that all of Denver’s visions have come true, so he believes him. As Ron and Denver speak and Ron realizes that Denver worried Ron might abandon him, Ron reaffirms that Denver is a part of the family now, and will be so forever.
For both Ron and Denver, this is an important moment. Ron formally declares that Denver is his equal in every way, shape, and form. Denver is no longer a guest, but family, and Ron is no longer the “indulgent benefactor,” but a brother. This entirely equal standing between them allows their relationship and love for each other to grow, demonstrating the importance of total equity within a relationship.
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