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The Last of the Just - Study Guide Chapter 2, Zemyock, Part 5 Summary & Analysis

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Mordecai returns to Judith much changed and Judith suspects that he no longer loves her, but he reveals his father refuses to give them his blessing. Mordecai becomes happy and gay but then morose, wondering if Judith, is a devil in disguise. He convinces Judith to return to Zemyock. Judith is viewed as an outrageous gypsy. She tries to fit in but is unsuccessful, but Mordecai is able to quiet her with a touch. Judith's desire is to understand why the Just Men have to suffer so. Judith suffers three miscarriages and all the babies in Zemyock have died by their second month. When asking the reigning Lamed-Vovnik for advice, he tells her to remain as she is and not to change. Mordecai is shocked by how their five year stay in Zemyock has aged her. He is afraid that problems may kill...

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