Milkman - Pages 53 – 101 Summary & Analysis

Anna Burns
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As Chapter 2 continues, Young Woman realizes that her mother seems to believe the false rumors that Young Woman and Milkman are in a relationship. Young Woman feels further shame and indignation at these rumors. In narration, Young Woman thinks about her father, who died of illness and who did not have a very close relationship with any of his children. Young Woman continues to do her daily runs with Third Brother-in-Law. Young Woman thinks about people in the community who were viewed as eccentric; such people were referred to as being ‘beyond the pale.’ The narration states that in modern times, many of these people would be recognized as being mentally ill, and people would be more compassionate and understanding towards them. The narration states that Third Brother-in-Law is quite reverent towards, and protective of, women. He advises Young Woman not to read books...

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