Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis
Moon: character who aids Guitar in preventing Hagar from killing Milkman
Preacher: head of family who took in an orphaned Pilate at age 12 when Pilate decided to search for her extended family
Pickers: migrants who Pilate lived and worked with for three years when she lived in New York State. They evicted her from their midst when they found out she had no navel
Father of Reba: Pilate’s lover on the Virginia island where she gave birth to Reba
In this chapter, Milkman conceals himself in Guitar’s room in order to avoid a spurned Hagar, who is intent on killing Milkman. Guitar continues to criticize Milkman’s selfishness, his lack...
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