Boy, Snow, Bird - Part 1, Section 2 – Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 – Boy attempts to stay with a couple of different jobs (as a telephone operator and an usher at a movie theatre) but can’t keep either. Meanwhile, she ends whatever relationships she had with both Arturo (in person) and Charlie (by correspondence), revealing in narration (in response to one of Charlie’s comments) that she stole money from her father. At the same time, her friendship with Mia deepens, with Mia first commenting that she (Boy) shouldn’t let go of a man who really loves her (like Charlie), and then celebrating the six-month anniversary of Boy’s leaving the Rat Catcher. As part of the celebration, Mia tells Boy to make a wish, and she does, wishing for a family but, at the same time, reflecting on how bad a wife she’d be. Also at the celebration, Mia...

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