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Unformatted text preview: shame for having a baby and longing for her home, Linda wraps herself in a blanket of mescal and peyote, remaining intoxicated and barely aware of John and his needs as a growing young man. For John, she feels an intense mixture of love and revulsion, complicated further by her obsession with Popé. The strange quality of his mother's feelings for him obviously has an effect on John himself, especially in his relationships with women. After her long years of struggle and shame on the Savage Reservation, Linda throws herself into soma holidays, shortening her life by her addiction. At the end, for the confused, angry woman, death comes as a release, despite...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course ENG 2301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07