Angle of Repose - Part VII – Chapters 5 & 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5: Two years later, the Wards are still in the canyon. Oliver comes home drunk and Susan has him sleep in the shack. He has taken to drinking. The canal project has no future and their shares of the stock are worthless. No one will buy them from Oliver so he drinks. Susan is ashamed of him.

Chapter 6: Lyman does not like writing about these years of his grandparents’ lives. He feels there is a slow corrosion of affection and loyalty that kept Oliver and Susan Ward together. He is ashamed that his grandfather took to drinking. His grandmother had to work extra to provide for her family. She was too busy to care for her children. Oliver turned down offers of employment to stay in the canyon. Susan felt her children were growing up like savages. All their hope is gone. Oliver finally...

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