After the Rain - Chapter 36 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 36 Summary

Rachel arrives at the Hospital by 8 every morning. Every morning, Izzy greets her with a mixture of disapproval and relief. They have a daily routine. She kisses Grandpa, opens the curtains, and turns on the radio Manny has left here.

Around 11, Martin, the technician, asks Rachel to step outside. She wonders what is so private about a breathing treatment, but she agrees. Izzy has turned from a gruff old man to an eager, anxious boy waiting for the doctors and nurses. He has turned into a "patient."

Manny and Shirley come by after work and laugh at little remarks, even though they aren't funny. When Dr. North stops by, Izzy asks when he will be able to go home. Dr. North is evasive, saying it "won't be long."

Chapter 36 Analysis

Rachel's inner conflict over Izzy's death is apparent. It hurts Rachel to see her feisty, controlling grandfather...

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