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What is the summary for chapter 21 in Lyddie?

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jamie11398 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 19, 2011 at 9:15 AM via web

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What is the summary for chapter 21 in Lyddie?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM (Answer #1)

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Lyddie’s chapter 21 is an important chapter in the book because it is a turning point for Lyddie.  In the previous chapter, Lyddie has been helping new girls get accustomed to the factory life.  She also stuck up for Brigid by dumping a bucket of water on her boss, Mr. Marsden.  Mr. Marsden gets Lyddie fired by saying that she has a problem with moral turpitude.  This basically means that she is immoral, but since Lyddie does not know what the word means she cannot defend herself.  This is a turning point for Lyddie because when she is fired she makes it a point to better educate herself.  Since she was not granted a certificate of honorable discharge, she cannot get another job at a mill.

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