O Pioneers! - Part 2 Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 8 Summary

The chapter opens with Frank continuing to act in an unpleasant manner. Newspaper articles about rich people make him furious and that evening is no exception. He is ranting about a rich man's divorce. He and Lou Bergson have similar political views.

Frank spends the next day at a saloon. Marie is churning butter when she hears the sound of Emil's scythe. She goes over to him and explains how beautiful the world is after a rain. He asks her why she is always so flighty.

They meet again under a mulberry tree. Marie talks about how the Bohemians were once tree worshippers and although she is a good Catholic, she still believes in lucky trees. Marie asks Emil if he thinks Alexandra is in love with Carl. Emil says that's crazy, Alexandra would never know how to go about being in love.

Emil suggests...

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