Angle of Repose - Study Guide Part IV – Chapters 5 & 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5: Susan believes Oliver does not put himself forward enough. She wants him to speak up when they have company. Susan wants the men to get to know Oliver and not think he is a nobody. Oliver tells her he has been asked to join the survey party so they must know him well enough. She is happy for him because she knows he will enjoy it.

Chapter 6: Shelly asks why Lyman does not describe his grandparents’ sex life. She claims he is making up part of his novel so why not spice it up a little for the modern reader. Lyman refuses because he believes the sexual relations are intimate and private and does not want to think of his grandparents in such a way. Shelly does not understand Susan’s inhibitions because she is looking at them from a 1970’s point of view, which...

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