American Pastoral - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

The elderly Levovs are watching the Watergate proceedings on television at Swede's home. Dawn is running about taking care of getting the new house built. Lou Levov and his wife hate Nixon and his gang of criminals, and Lou writes letters to all the committee members. Swede recalls his father sending copies of his letters to President Johnson to Merry, trying to agree with her but at the same time calm her militancy and keep her grounded and patriotic.

Swede tries to soothe his mother, and to get her to realize they may never see Dawn again. He tells his parents there is no news and nothing has changed. He remembers his mother when she was young, when her face did not show so much pain, and his father who was always between "compassion and antagonism". Seymour Levov has sent his former daughter-in-law money, and has tried...

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