All Things Cease to Appear - Part 4: “Because” & “Then” Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Brundage
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All along, Catherine has been finding out the ways that George deceives her and is a fraud, beginning with his dissertation. She found a letter from Shelby urging him to revise and resubmit it. She saw him with Willis, arguing, when he was supposed to be going for a run. She knew about “George’s women, not just the girl at the inn but also others there’d been all along” (336), and practices telling him she no longer loves him and wants a divorce.

George forgets Valentine’s day, but when Franny whines he goes out and gets Catherine a box of chocolates, which she eats in one sitting and later throws up.

One morning, she goes with Eddy to get an abortion, telling him she “couldn’t put a baby through all that” (339) after it’s over.

On Wednesday, Bram calls...

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