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Angle of Repose Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3, Chapter 3 Summary

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Book 3, Chapter 3 Summary

Oliver reports to his wife he has not been able to find a job, but that he has finally succeeded in making cement. She immediately envisions the family living in a mansion in Santa Cruz, but Oliver cautions her that he is unlikely to get financial backing in San Francisco because of his youth and inexperience. Susan tells Oliver of her frustration in living in a boarding house and of dealing with family friend Mrs. Elliott who is always meddling in her life and telling her how to raise their son. The reader gets a glimpse into the most intimate scenes of this marriage, with both husband and wife in bed with their son, discussing their present and future.

Book 3, Chapter 3 Analysis

This chapter elucidates the confined nature of the Wards' marriage, especially the trapped and often helpless feelings that Susan experiences. Those feelings, however...

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