Notice that Robert McCammon juxtaposes two connected stories in order to emphasize his main point, usually referred to in the chapter title.
WHAT A CONCEPT!
Today we discussed the fact that chapter 1:2 (book 1, chapter 2) is entitled "Down in the Dark". In class, you shared ideas as to what the symbolic meaning of the title could be:
Tomorrow, you will write about more symbolism found in the text. See you then.