Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy - Chapter *#%$+! Summary & Analysis

Carlos Eire
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Chapter *#%$+! Summary

Eire finally tells us why he and Tony hate Ernesto so much. Ernesto found every opportunity to try to sexually molest them. He stopped only after Carlos got big enough to punch him hard. Carlos and Tony did not have enough faith in their father. They thought that perhaps he might not believe them, so they never told their parents.

Chapter *#%$+! Analysis

Eire regrets not having trusted his parents enough to have told them the truth. Mostly, though, he feels anger at Ernesto. The theme of this chapter is unforgivable anger, but confession at the same time. For the first time, Eire is facing the demon of his childhood, the shame of being molested by an older boy.

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