Being There - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

Later on Sunday, Chance watches TV and hears the sounds of struggle coming from upstairs. He leaves his room and discreetly watches as men carry out the Old Man's body. Now that the Old Man is gone, someone will have to decide what will happen to the house, the maid, and Chance. On TV, Chance has seen relatives, bankers, lawyers, and businessmen show up after someone dies. The day comes to an end without incident. Chance eats dinner, watches TV, and goes to sleep.

In the morning, Chance eats breakfast and goes into the garden. Everything is in order and there are new buds showing. Chance thinks about how people do not exist unless someone looks at them, just like on television. People can only stay in one's mind that way, until they are erased by new images. He supposes that he is...

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