Swamplandia! - Chapter Ten: Kiwi Climbs the Ladder Summary & Analysis

Karen Russell
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Summary

Kiwi worried that he needed to get another job because he was making so little money at the World of Darkness. As he talked to Vijay about his opportunities during a rooftop break, he saw a seaplane land on the moat that surrounded the World. Vijay told him it was a new ride. Vijay commented those pilots made a good deal of money and that the World of Darkness had its own flight school. Kiwi fought his fear and went to talk to Carl about the school. Carl refused as Kiwi had broken the vacuum cleaner. He instead suggested they train Kiwi on the lifeguard chair and see how that went.

Analysis

In this section of the novel Kiwi showed signs that he was still grieving for his mother. He couldn’t afford to wash his clothes at the...

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