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Lady Oracle Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

Joan continues to recall memories of her childhood. Her mother chastises her for being lonely, for wanting a dog, a cat, a turtle, and nearly any other animal. She finally concedes to allowing a fish, but blames Joan when the fish dies. Her mother also believes movies are vile, so Joan attends films with her Aunt Lou, a tall, heavy, kind woman who encourages Joan to be whoever she wishes to be. Joan loves movies, and loves to cry with the characters, imagining herself in their movie personas as she eats candy, popcorn, and other sweets. Joan realizes she was allowed into many of the more adult films as a child because of her weight, and the difficulty the weight caused in guessing her age. Following the films, the two would often go to Aunt Lou's apartment for snacks. During their discussions, Joan discovers Lou was married...

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