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Are You My Mother? - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Alison Bechdel
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This chapter opens on a dream as well. Bechdel's girlfriend, Amy, is sleeping on the lawn. The blanket turns into a quilt, spanned by a dew-covered spiderweb. There are 11 equal sections in the web. Bechdel and her girlfriend debate how logical the spider's architecture is in creating a spiderweb.

She had this dream after starting to read Sigmund Freud's “Interpretation of Dreams.”

During a therapy session, Bechdel recalls how she and Amy had a fight about money, and then dove into a church to get out of the fight. The two women were really there as tourists. Bechdel was a lapsed Catholic, and Amy was Jewish. During the service, they saw a bunch of children in period costumes taking part in the ceremony.

This memory makes Bechdel recall a photo of herself in a Christmas pageant when she was ten. She remembers feeling very...

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