Prologue, Chapter 1
• Prologue, Chapter 1
• The prologue describes the author's generally peaceful and productive country life in England.
• The author then describes recollections of his father being in and out of mental hospitals while he was growing up.
• His father died from cancer when he was 11.
• Most of this chapter is taken up with the author's recollections of events at his boarding school, Freemont, in Pennsylvania.
• He describes a mock trial of a boy named Ligget, who was charged for being a racist.
• The boys of the school held a mock trial and Ligget was found guilty.
• His punishment was to be punched by each of the 40 boys.
• Ligget did not return to school and suffered from a broken jaw; the boys were never punished.
• The last section of the chapter is brief and describes a sleepless night.
• The author cannot distinguish between memory and present existence.
• The body...
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