Lady Oracle - Study Guide Chapters 13 - 17 Summary & Analysis

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As Joan recalls this memory, she is again angry at the knowledge that if she had been thin, people would have felt sorry for her in the situation. She remembers the women on the covers of men's magazines being tortured, and recalls them as being beautiful, showing again that women are useful only to feel sympathy for another, or to provide titillation. Joan also recalls moving shortly after the dancing school issue, to a better living area, and upon arrival, recalls her mother placing her in Brownies in an effort to find friends. Rather than choosing the local troop, her mother decides on one in a better neighborhood, thus negating the original purpose.

In order to attend the Brownie troop, Joan has to cross a ravine filled with weeds, which her mother assumes is hiding perverted males. She warns her every Tuesday over breakfast, frightening Joan. Joan...

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