Angle of Repose - Part IX – Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Lyman Ward has a dream that his ex-wife comes to see him and he realizes how much his marriage chronicles what happened to his grandparents. Oliver Ward saw his wife’s infidelity and the cause of their daughter’s death and would never forgive her. Lyman never saw his grandparents touch or smile at one another. They stayed together, but did not love one another. Lyman sees his wife’s infidelity made him hate her especially for leaving him after the loss of his leg. Lyman does not want to be bitter like his grandfather and live the rest of his life unhappily so he considers seeing his wife and forgiving her.

Analysis

Lyman sees the comparison of his own marriage to his grandparents. Where his wife divorced him, his grandparents stuck it out and were miserable. They did not love each other. They did not...

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