Lucy Bobby: "So what do you think that story was about?"
Texas Ranger: "Doesn't the bear symbolize the old South and the new dog, the encroaching industrialization of the North?"
Walker: "Duh. But, the question is, should the reader feel relief or sadness at the passing of the old South?"
Lucy Bobby: "Well, how about both?"
Walker: "Oh, I get it. Moral ambiguity. The hallmark of all early 20th-century American fiction."
Texas Ranger: "Great analysis, Walker."
Walker: "Thank you."