The Red Tent - My Story, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Anita Diamant
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My Story, Chapter 2 Summary

After rescuing Ruti from slavery, Jacob begins to plan his family's departure from Laban's land. Jacob speaks to each wife about yearning to leave. His recent dreams are calling him back to Canaan, the land of Jacob's father.

When the women retire for their three days in the red tent they discuss their pending departure, Rachel is thrilled to leave. She longs to see new things. The other sisters are not thrilled about the move. Leah wishes to leave Laban's lands, but loves her home. Bilhah does not want to leave where her only son was born. Zilpah is terrified to leave the home of her goddesses.

The sisters develop a plan to take their own goddess statues, but also decide to take all of Laban's beloved household gods. By taking Laban's gods, they will make him suffer as he as made others...

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