Marlena - Part 1, Section One Summary & Analysis

Julie Buntin
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New York – “Tell me what you can’t forget, and I’ll tell you who you are” (3). In present tense, narrator Cat describes being taken on a high-speed, dangerous ride by the reckless Marlena who, Cat comments in narration, was probably high at the time. Cat describes being determined to tell Marlena to not take so many risks, but then deciding not to. “I love this wildness,” Cat says in narration. “I crave it. So why, when something in me asks if it’s worth ruining my life over, do I hear ‘No?’” Cat then describes how this drive happened only four months before she died – of drowning, in a shallow river, wearing a coat borrowed from Marlena, with a head wound, and having had a prescription bottle in her handbag. Cat also describes how her brother Jimmy clearly recalls the last...

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