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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Book 3 Chapter 20: Nutmeg's Story (Pgs. 470-480) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

At the end of the war, Nutmeg and her mother move in with Nutmeg's mother's family. Nutmeg works her way up in the fashion industry and soon makes a name for herself as a premier designer. In late 1975, Nutmeg's husband is murdered. Shortly thereafter, her mother dies. It is at this time that Nutmeg discovers her "power."

Analysis

Nutmeg's life story is a model for working hard and making something of oneself in life. Her beginnings are an indicator of the obstacles Nutmeg had to overcome by herself. Thus, she is established as a character with enough tenacity to stay on her feet no matter what happens. She single-handedly frees herself from poverty and accomplishes exactly what she sets out to do. Her life is something right out of a movie about a girl who makes it good after the tragedy of war...

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