Define "Normal" - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

After a day of struggling to stay awake in her classes, Antonia goes home and makes dinner for her brothers. She decides to check on her mom and brings her a plate of food. Her mom has been in bed sleeping all day. When Antonia comes in, she thinks for a moment that it is her husband, and she lays back down when she learns it is just Antonia bringing her dinner. Her mom asks Antonia to buy some cigarettes for her, and when Antonia refuses, her mom makes an angry remark and shuts a door in her face.

Chapter 3 Analysis

This chapter shows the drastic change in Patrice Dillon. As Antonia goes into her room to give her dinner, she stops to look at old photographs. These pictures depict a happier time for the family. Antonia's father is still around, and Patrice...

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