Winter in the Blood - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

After dinner, Lame Bull and Teresa leave the house. The narrator attempts to talk to his grandmother, but she only grunts. The narrator turns on the radio, prepares his grandmother's pipe for her, and sits down to read a magazine he has already read many times.

Part 1, Chapter 5 Analysis

The narrator introduces the grandmother by showing that she does not talk and that he has enough respect for her to care for her needs. This serves only to show that the grandmother is not scenery in the story, but will prove to be important to the development of the plot later in the novel.

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