Ellen Foster - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

This chapter opens with more glimpses into the fun and leisure Ellen is afforded at her new home (pony rides, dancing, warm food, shelter). The pony's name is Dolphin and Ellen is so anxious to ride him that she doesn't even care about her clothes or her hair. Ellen also reveals that there are other children at her new home, with whom she must share her new privileges.

Back at the funeral, Ellen is tired of watching her relatives' phoniness. She now turns her inner hatred toward her Aunt Nadine, who gave her the red-checked outfit she's wearing, a hand-me-down from Nadine's daughter, Dora. Ellen contemplates padding her dress and walking out of the bathroom, giving everyone something else (besides her mother) to talk about.

Nadine takes charge of the funeral procession and begins issuing orders. Meanwhile, Ellen's father squirms, fearing Ellen will out him and his...

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