The Most Important Panel from “The Shabbat” through “Tyrol”

The most important panel from today’s reading is the 8th panel on page 152. As Marji is saying goodbye to her parents at the airport, her father tells her, “You’ve got to go now. Don’t forget who you are and where you came from.”  This panel marks a turning point in the plot of the book. I believe the book will begin to focus on Marji’s personal struggle to stay true to herself as she leaves her home for a foreign place. In the days leading up to her departure for Austria, she is repeatedly told that throughout her experiences, she must always remember who she is and where she is from. This panel also shows a moment of weakness for her parents. The panel depicts Marji’s father crying as well as a defeated look on her mother’s face. They may never be together again and we can see the drastic affect Marji’s departure will have on her parents.