My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapter 13-17 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Chapter 13

Lucy thinks back to when she was a young girl at school. She was in class with her teacher, Mr. Haley. Mr. Haley saw another girl making fun of Lucy. He chastised the class, saying he wouldn’t tolerate anyone thinking that they were better than someone else. Everyone respected Mr. Haley enough, and after that they treated Lucy better. Mr. Haley also taught Lucy about what happened to the Native Americans. Lucy was horrified at the way they were treated, but when she tried to talk to her mother about it, she was uninterested.

Chapter 14

Back at the hospital, Lucy’s mother had mentioned that her brother loved to read Little House on the Prairie books. Lucy had read them, but wasn’t as attached. She remembers that Laura Ingall's parents were always kind and loving towards their children. Lucy’s...

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