The Children's Crusade - Chapter 5: Rebecca Summary & Analysis

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Rebecca begins by telling her reader that she never felt out of place being the only girl with three brothers. She does remember that James was the only one of her brothers she felt she really had to look out for, an idea her psychologist described as a “reaction formation against an unconscious hatred of him” (146). Now that he is staying with her again Rebecca wants to try to hold him in line even though they are both adults. When she visits his room he tells her that he wants to go and visit the house in which they grew up. At one point in their conversation Rebecca says to him “Oh James” (149) which causes him to believe his siblings see him only as a problem.

The following afternoon Rebecca got off work early. She and James drove to Skyline. They stopped at...

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