The Red Tent - Egypt, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Anita Diamant
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Egypt, Chapter 1 Summary

Nehesi, Re-nefer's guard, finds Dinah and brings her back to Re-nefer, who is at the palace. Re-nefer does not blame Dinah for her family's hate; instead, she blames herself because she arranged the marriage. Re-nefer also hoped that Dinah would be pregnant with a grandchild. It turns out that Dinah is indeed pregnant.

Nehesi, Re-nefer, and Dinah leave for Egypt, Re-nefer's homeland. She tells Dinah that she will refer to her as her daughter-in-law. She also says that Dinah will have the child on Re-nefer's behalf; if it is a son, it will be a prince of Egypt. The two women have never cried over Shalem, which bothers Dinah. She wants to grieve over her loss.

The three arrive in Egypt at the house of Nakht-re, Re-nefer's brother. Re-nefer tells her brother a short version of what happened. Dinah feels like an outsider because Egypt...

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