Farewell to Manzanar - Chapter 8, Inu Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Inu Summary and Analysis

Papa stays in the barracks cubicle, refusing to leave, making wine. He drinks, yells, threatens and abuses his wife. Jeanne's Papa's return crowds their small home. The added bed does not crowd their home, but Papa's brooding, dark attitudes. He refuses to leave, and demands extra rice and cans of syrupy fruit. From these he makes wines which he drinks freely until he passes out in a drunken stupor. The family is terrorized by his black moods. He terrifies Jeanne and abuses her Mama in her attempts to comfort him, shouting and bullying, even going so far as to threaten her with his cane.

Jeanne, as a child, believes her Papa's actions, coupled with his refusal to leave their small unit, is due to his belief that the others are not as good as him. He seems to be...

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