Among the Ten Thousand Things - Chapters 46-61 Summary & Analysis

Julia Pierpont
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Chapter 46 opens with Charles and Phyllis saying grace in a restaurant while Jack looks on. They debate whether a shrimp is a fish and make other small talk. They head home and Phyllis goes to bed, leaving Charles and Jack to talk. Charles challenges Jack's assertion that everything is okay at home, wondering why Jack showed up unannounced. Jack does not offer any information, but Charles extends his advice and tells Jack to go be with his family. Jack gets angry and he asks who is looking out for his mother. He questions whether or not she eats and accuses Charles of having "her go into raptures" (261). Charles does not want it to turn into a discussion about religion. Charles tells him that he knows what Jack thinks of him, but does not know what Jack thinks of his mother. He tells Jack...

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