Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 3, Chapter 24 Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Gonnerman
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Part 3, Chapter 24 Summary

Elaine is not happy with the way her sister Sabrina has lived since Elaine was in prison. Sabrina uses foul language, hardly ever brushes her hair and spends a lot of time in the bathroom, even eating while on the toilet. One night Sabrina starts yelling through the apartment, "who ate my cheese?" Elaine has not eaten her cheese, but yells "I ate your cheese" to quiet her down. This infuriates Sabrina and an argument ensues about more than the cheese. Both women have resented each other for years. Sabrina resents Elaine for going to prison and not taking the original offer of 5 years. Elaine resents Sabrina for smoking crack, cursing in front of the children and not taking better care of their mother.

Elaine's rage escalates, so she packs her things and goes to her sister Michelle's house in Harlem...

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