God Help the Child - Part One, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 2, the reader is introduced to Bride, formerly known as Lula Ann. She is now an adult in her early twenties. The chapter begins with her explaining that “Something bad is happening to me,” which introduces the device of stormy weather, in this case not rain or tornadoes, but bad situations are coming her way picking up on the foreshadowing in Chapter 1. Bride’s adult story begins with her live-in boyfriend, Booker, having a disagreement and Booker walking out. Before leaving he says to her, “You not the woman I want.” These are words that will haunt her throughout the novel and will be motive for many of her impulsive actions. She regrets her answer of “Neither am I.” Booker leaves the house and doesn’t look back. He walks out with just the clothes on his back.

Bride tells herself...

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