Milkweed: A Novel - Chapters 1 - 9 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Milkweed.
This section contains 1,373 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Milkweed: A Novel Study Guide

Summary

In Chapter 1, "Memory," the first person narrator remembers stealing bread and running. Someone chases him, yelling "Stop! Thief!" (1).

In Chapter 2, "Summer," a red-headed boy grabs the narrator and pulls him into a hole. He warns him about Jackboots. In their hiding place, they listen to the artillery. The redhead introduces himself as Uri. The narrator says his name is Stopthief.

In Chapter 3, Uri takes Stopthief to a stable filled with other boys. They tease him for being small and stupid. They ask if he is a Jew, explaining they are all Jews. Stopthief says he is a Gypsy. When the stableman arrives, they run. Stopthief and Uri return to Uri's home in the cellar of a barbershop.

In Chapter 4, Uri finds a mattress for Stopthief. He takes him to a bombed-out building and bathes him. Later, he cuts his hair. Outside they watch...

(read more from the Chapters 1 - 9 Summary)

This section contains 1,373 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Milkweed: A Novel Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Milkweed: A Novel from BookRags. (c)2020 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.