The House Girl - Part One: Josephine, Lina; Chapters 7-10 Summary & Analysis

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The seventh chapter of “Part One: Josephine, Lina” is titled “Josephine” and told in past tense. Josephine heard Miss Lu calling. When she arrived in the bedroom, she found Miss Lu had cut a huge gash in her own face. Josephine took care of Miss Lu, holding the edges of the wound together and staunching the flow of blood to the best of her ability. Josephine asked if Dr. Vickers cut her but Miss Lu said she did it to herself because she had “no need of this face” (83). Miss Lu said she heard Dr. Vickers say she was dying. Josephine knew that she should contradict her and she might have if the scene took place some other time, but she found she could not lie. Miss Lu talked about how pretty she once was and that she had...

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