Through the Arc of the Rainforest - Part I: The Beginning (Chapters 4-6) Summary & Analysis

Karen Tei Yamashita
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Chapter 4, titled “GGG,” opens on a scene of a skyscraper building. Outside, employees are on strike and picketing. Inside, researchers are putting together new brochures, the Board of Directors are meeting for lunch, and secretaries are bustling from office to office. The narrator describes the history of GGG, which was started in 1990 by Georgia and Geoffrey Gamble. The stockholders have since voted them out. GGG is described as “one of those business miracles springing from a small, one-computer office with two pushbutton phones into a multimillion dollar operation” (20).

Chapter 5 opens with Mané Pena claiming to TV news reporters that the feather is “my own discovery, my own invention” (22). For the cameras, Mané demonstrates how to use the feather, stroking it over the reporter’s right ear; she is amazed to discover that the “ache in her shoulders was gone...

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