Burned - Journal Entry, June 16 - Journal Entry, July 1 Summary & Analysis

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Journal Entry, June 16 - Journal Entry, July 1 Summary

Journal Entry, June 16 - Because Ethan is older and attractive, Patty cannot imagine he is interested in her. She learns more about Aunt J. Her husband, Stan, died after almost fourteen years of marriage, of stomach cancer. Aunt J also had five miscarriages. She explains that in the 1950s, atomic weapons were tested, and people were encouraged to sit outside and watch. The wind carried radiation downwind to those watching, nicknamed "Downwinders." Cancer levels rose, women suffered miscarriages. Ethan's mother died of cancer, as did Patty's Grandma Jane. Aunt J herself survived breast cancer. Back then, people trusted the government and elected representatives. Aunt J explains that Stephen joined the military because soldiering was part of the family's tradition. Patty understands her father is indeed a killer.

Ethan shows up the...

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