Delirium - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary

Chapter 7 begins with Lena explaining that her name, Magdalena, comes from Mary Magdelene, who according to the official religion was infected with love. Her final love was Joseph, who abandoned her, leaving her miserable. God cured her of the deliria.

School ends and Lena goes to graduation parties. Some girls get cured before school ends, and they act more mature and distant. Willow Marks, the girl who had the early procedure, does not come back, and the school is full of rumors about what might have happened to her. Her parents are branded as sympathizers and lose their jobs.

At graduation, Hana writes "Thank God!" on the top of her cap. After the ceremony, Lena takes a photo with Hana and sees her sister Rachel, who has been distant every since her cure.

In Chapter 8, school is out for the summer...

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