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The Moviegoer Summary
Walker Percy

Everything you need to understand or teach The Moviegoer by Walker Percy.

  • The Moviegoer Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Moviegoer Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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The Moviegoer Summary

Plot Summary

The main character of this novel is John Bolling, who also goes by a number of nicknames given to him by his friends, family and colleagues. Despite the familiarity with which his friends and family members communicate with him, John is essentially an outsider with few true friends and an unclear purpose in his life. He enjoys going to the movies and prefers his career as a financial investor, but these pastimes do not satisfy his family, in particular his Aunt Emily.

Aunt Emily is the mother figure in John's life, although his own mother is still alive. His mother has remarried and has a number of children now, however, and Aunt Emily is the family member that focuses on John, hoping to give him the heritage of the Bolling name. Aunt Emily often talks with John about the virtues of living a life of justice and nobility...

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