Why did Zitkala Sa feel uncomfortable in the dining room?


Zitkala Sa reached the hall for the first time. She did not know much about the table manners used there. All the pupils pulled out their chairs On the bell and kept standing. But Zitkala pulled her chair and sat on it. When she saw other students standing she also started to stand. In the meanwhile a second bell rang and all the pupils sat down. A pale faced woman was watching her. At the third bell, all started eating. All these activities confused her. She felt embarrassed and uncomfortable. She started crying.