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The Assistant Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

Helen is falling in love with Frank although she doesn't want to. She is somehow uncomfortable about it all and begins having disturbing dreams for no discernible reason. She begins to make excuses for Frank, feeling that if there is something hidden or wrong about him, it is just his sad past. Whenever she reads or hears Shakespeare, she thinks of Frank. He walks home with her from the library more often. One evening, walking home, they embrace and kiss. Helen loves it but feels doubt, even a touch of illness about it at the same time. She is sad, thinking that she has a fault in accepting the young man for who he is. She argues with herself about it all, especially that he is not Jewish, is poor, and is not preferred by her parents, especially Ida. She finally decides that it is her life...

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