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America is in the Heart - Part 3, Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 36 Summary

Carlos is recovering slowly. He is able to walk and he helps care for the other patients. He continues his education through reading, as Eileen continues to bring him books. After two years in the hospital, Carlos wants to leave. He asks about being transferred to a sanitarium and his request is denied. He tells Macario of the situation and Macario decides to take Carlos home. They can care for him at home since Macario is working.

Part 3, Chapter 36 Analysis

Carlos begins to understand racism and discrimination from his readings. He is refused a transfer to a sanitarium because he arrived in the United States as a minor. The system discriminates against immigrants in this way. He is afraid to live at home with Macario and the others caring for him, but he doesn't want to stay in the hospital.

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