The Danish Girl - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3

This chapter focuses on Einar, and begins with Einar thinking back to his childhood. He lived with his father, who was very sickly. His mother had long been out of the picture and Einar basically raised himself. They lived near a bog and Einar liked to make up songs about himself, his father, and their dog, Edward. He referred to himself in these songs as 'pretty'.

He remembers he and his friend flying a kite over the bogs, and how wonderful it had been to watch the kite up in the sky. As a boy he wished he could, too, fly above all of the cares below. He also recalls that the kite never stayed aloft, and the last time he and that boy were ever allowed to be friends, that kite had crashed and been torn apart.

Einar had dressed up...

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