Winter in the Blood - Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 2 Summary

When the narrator arrives home, his mother tells him that the girl has left with his rifle and his electric razor. The narrator seems unconcerned, but the mother expects him to try to retrieve his rifle. The mother sends the narrator out to get water. On his way, he thinks of how his mother thought he was married to the girl and was polite because of her Catholic values. The grandmother, however, knew the girl was Cree and plotted silently to kill her.

Part 1, Chapter 2 Analysis

This chapter further introduces the mother and her attitude toward her son, one of authority and mild respect. The chapter also further discusses the young woman the mother believed to be her son's wife, expresses how she was Cree Indian and therefore an enemy of the grandmother who must be old enough to remember the...

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