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Cat's Eye - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

Present: Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood starts with a short explanation of the narrator's view on time. She thinks of time as "having a slope, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies." She looks down through time like water with things either coming to the surface or not and where "nothing goes away." We also learn her brother Stephen is a little strange in appearance and manner.

Flashback: The next scene is a flashback to a particular time in the narrator's teen years. The narrator remembers herself and her best friend Cordelia at thirteen years old (they think they are best friends anyway). They are riding a streetcar looking and feeling tough, able to stare down anyone. They are being critical as usual. She remembers how they would analyze the "old" ladies on the streetcar and categorizing them...

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