The Fifth Sacred Thing - Chapters 35-37 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 35-37 Summary

Maya is frustrated that she has not seen or heard from Bird. Bird has managed to keep Maya's existence hidden from the General, in order to protect her. Maya turns herself in to the General. The Defense Council struggles to convince the rest of the community to maintain the policy of nonviolent resistance.

Everyone gathers in the plaza in Chapter 36, including the residents as well as all the troops. In the center is a flagpole, with Maya tied to it. The General announces, "We are charged with the cleansing of this land from all forms of Witchcraft and demon worship. Before you stands the chief Witch and demoness. You have come to witness her execution" (pg. 469.) Believing this act will finally break the city, the General hands Bird the gun and instructs him to kill his grandmother. Bird weighs this, knowing...

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