The Dark Room - "Micha," Home, Autumn 1997 Summary & Analysis

Rachel Seiffert
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"Micha," Home, Autumn 1997 Summary

Michael, a schoolteacher, is visiting his Oma, Kaethe. Michael has recently begun to map his family tree in his mind, and Oma is the center of this tree. Michael is close to his grandmother, and spends the afternoon playing cards with her and showing her the newspaper clippings that he has clipped for her throughout the week. When he returns home, his girlfriend, Mina, and his sister, Luise, are cooking dinner. Micha, as his sister calls him, leaves them to return his mother's car. As he drives, he maps his sister and parents within his mental family tree.

Michael stays for dinner with his parents. Mutti is retired, and spends much of her time with new hobbies while Vati is still working. Following dinner, Vati drives Michael home, laughing about his wife's ability to make him feel boring. The following morning...

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