Winter in the Blood - Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary

Teresa and the narrator remember how they came to have a duck named Amos. The narrator's father won a group of chicks at the fair, but the boys forgot to fill the water tub and all the others died except Amos. Teresa remembers having eaten Amos for Christmas dinner, but the narrator remembers a bobcat killed Amos. When Lame Bull leaves the room, his mother says she killed Amos.

Part 1, Chapter 8 Analysis

Teresa seems to think that she cannot admit her strength in front of Lame Bull, nor speak about First Raise as though he were a good man. Teresa is hesitant to recall how First Raise killed the big turkey for Christmas dinner. Instead, Teresa first claims that Amos was killed by a bobcat and then insists that she killed him for Christmas dinner. Teresa is confused, and her confusion...

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