Middlesex - Marriage on Ice - Tricknology Summary & Analysis

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Jimmy Zizmo’s funeral takes place thirteen days later, despite the missing body trapped under the refrozen river. Admirably, Lina performs the traditional Greek mourning. As the family and a handful of acquaintances proceed to the church for the funeral, they leave Pete Tatakis to bar the house door against Jimmy’s returning spirit, a Greek tradition. After forty days they have another service and a special cake called kolyvo. They believe that Jimmy’s soul is finally in heaven. After these rituals, Lina puts on an orange dress. She is finished with her mourning.

The following Saturday Milton and Theodora are baptized, and Desdemona feels guilty about her sinfulness. She distances herself from Lefty sexually and emotionally. Lefty feels snubbed and jealous of Milton. He retreats into a traditional patriarchal role, keeping his wife in her “place.” Desperate again for work, Lefty hopes...

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