The Red Tent - Study Guide My Story, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Anita Diamant
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Finally, when Reuben comes to get Dinah she is able to leave Rebecca. When Dinah returns to the camp she finds it dirty, noisy, and unrefined. Dinah does not get along with her mother when she returns and avoids her whenever possible. Dinah is changing. She is longing to become a woman. She hears the noises of Judah and his wife making love and longs to do the same.

Finally, Dinah gets her period. She tells her mothers and aunts and they are thrilled. They take her into the red tent and begin the ceremony. They paint her in red, put kohl on her eyes, and spray her with perfume. They give her wine and dress her in a special robe. Dinah feels drunk and happy. She does not notice when her mothers take her outside. They lay her on the ground and...

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