The Mortifications - Pages 253 - 308 Summary & Analysis

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Isabel decided she would later leave behind Ulises and her family, for the sake of her child, to spare her daughter the pain of family “mistakes hanging around her neck” (256). The news broke Ulises, and he turned to the bottle to dull his pain. One night, Ulises, in an alcoholic stupor, had a threesome with two of the rebel woman. He thought of all the children he would have, “to find his sister,” “their aunt” (260). He conceded to ask his father how to deal with losing a family and being alone; his father rambled about .

Willems and Soledad arrived to Buey Arriba. When Ulises broke the news to Isabel, she refused to go see their mother. Isabel then asked her brother to remind their mother she loved her. Ulises left her, adding, “Don’t forget that forgetting is a sin” (270).

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