Lost in the Funhouse - Chapters 8–10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 – Echo: This piece was written to be recorded and takes on the persona of the mythological creature Echo. She was cursed by Zeus’ wife Hera and could no longer speak on her own. She could only repeat what others said and in this part of the book, she is repeating the stories she has heard from Tiresias and Narcissus. Since she is repeating the tales, the reader must decide if the words are accurately duplicated or are being told in a way favorable to Echo.

Chapter 9 – Two Meditations: This short piece is only two paragraphs long and the first is labeled ‘Niagara Falls.’ It discusses the end of a relationship between a husband and wife in metaphoric terms. The author asks “Which snowflake triggers the avalanche?” and writes about how one slight thing can be the catalyst that topples all of the built-up negativity in...

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