O Pioneers! - Part 4 Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4 Chapter 8 Summary

Crazy Ivar finds Emil's horse in bad shape outside the farm. He hurries across the fields and finds the bodies under the mulberry tree. Emil was shot through the heart; Marie died slowly and crawled her way back to Emil. Her cheek rests on Emil's shoulder; her expression is happy. Two butterflies soar above. When Alexandra wakes up, she finds Ivar completely agitated and yelling, "Sin and death for the young ones!"

Part 4 Chapter 8 Analysis

Ivar has an intuitive sense of what happened before he finds the bodies; the butterflies mean that Emil's and Marie's souls are free to be together. It is interesting that Alexandra does not assume Ivar murdered them.

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