In the Castle of My Skin - Chapters 11-12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11. The narrator receives two letters, which cause him great anxiety. He recounts the last six years of his life. He was accepted to the high school and was, at the beginning, very excited for this change. His feelings began to change, however, when his books arrived. The books were enormous and written in languages he did not understand; he felt overwhelmed.

Upon attending high school, the narrator does not immediately fit in. He is lectured and almost expelled his first year. However, he finds a mentor. While studying a foreign language, the narrator meets the first assistant, who gives him hope for the future. Also, while the narrator is attending school, WWI breaks out. The people of Barbados worry that the Germans will attack. Many of the students join the military to fight for England.

In addition to this turmoil, high school begins to...

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