The Broken Cord - Chapters 13 through 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13 through 15 Summary and Analysis

In chapter thirteen, Michael says that he watched the movie, "Escape from the Planet of the Apes," in which the time-traveling ape named Zira leaves her newborn offspring safely and unobtrusively hidden in a circus caravan. Michael says that the viewer of that movie, because of the "compassion, reasonableness and enlightenment of his parents," expects that the youngster grows up successfully. However, Michael says that years later, when he watches the show again, he realizes that Zira enjoys the taste of an alcoholic beverage and drinks often. He finishes this story by saying that Zira's child "didn't have a prayer."

Michael then poses some questions related to FAS and responsibility. He says that every person who becomes a parent has a "duty" to their child and he included fathers in this generalization. He says that even though the mother...

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