Animal Dreams - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Loyd and Codi end up at Santa Rosalia Pueblo for Christmas, where Loyd's family lives. Loyd's mother is there and in charge of the feast. They celebrate Christmas with the family, which begins with a big dinner for everyone. During the daytime there is a ceremony and dancing. This chapter describes in detail the ceremonial dances in the plaza.

Chapter 19 Analysis

This is a warm and charming description of a large extended family celebrating a holiday. Their acceptance of Codi warms her, and she experiences feelings she has never had before of belonging and being part of a healthy, functioning, nurturing environment. It can't be missed here that this grounding has helped Loyd to grow up whole, but it is a social group that her father has condemned and looked down on.

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