Winter in the Blood - Part 3, Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Chapter 34 Summary

Teresa and Lame Bull return and confirm the narrator's suspicion about his grandmother. Lame Bull and Teresa have taken the body to Harlem for preparation for burial. The narrator asks if the priest will come, even though he already knows the answer, and Teresa makes excuses for him. To make peace, Lame Bull pulls out a bottle of wine to toast the grandmother.

Part 3, Chapter 34 Analysis

The theme of the plight of the American Indian is again in evidence here as the narrator suspects the Catholic priest, despite being a friend of Teresa's, will not come to officiate over the grandmother's funeral. This is discrimination and even though all three know it, only the narrator is willing to admit to it.

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