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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 10 is one of the most political Chapters in the novel. Mirroring the conflict that many men faced during the Vietnam War era, Lee is determined not to enlist in the military. He's sure that his only viable option will be to flee to Canada to avoid the draft, as Sky earlier told us he himself did. The conflict between Lee and Christine seems to have no apparent solution possible. Immersed in the Red Power movement of the 1960s, Lee refuses to "fight a white man's war." Christine, on the other hand, is most concerned with how Lee's decision not to fight will affect her. Somewhat selfishly, she's worried that her many white boyfriends, who had fought in Korea or Okinawa, will reject her because of her brother's actions. By manipulating Dayton's hero worship of Lee, Christine finally emotionally blackmails Lee into joining the military. She is a skilled manipulator who argues that if Lee dodges the draft, he will never joining the military....
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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.

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