Still at the rodeo, Rayona meets Dayton and decides to go to his house with him to see her mom. She says goodbye to Evelyn and Sky but not before she gives the cotton deer blanket to Evelyn as a symbol of her thanks. On the ride to Dayton's house, Rayona and Dayton talk. He tells her that she has the talent to be a real rodeo rider, like her Uncle Lee. However, when they arrive home, the happy mood is broken by Rayona's mom, Christine, who accuses Rayona of abandoning her. Rayona and Christine argue horribly, and Christine goes to bed. The next morning, Rayona again tries to ride Babe but is thrown. Christine sits with her daughter on the ground and begins telling her life story to Rayona. Rayona's goodbye to Sky and Evelyn, who's wearing a yellow blouse, is as much about Rayona's recognizing that a part of her life is over as it is that her entire future is before her. Evelyn
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.