Bettyville - Chapter 22 and Epilogue Summary & Analysis

George Hodgman
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It is Labor Day weekend and the neighbors have gone away for a family holiday but Betty and George have nowhere to go. The summer drought has finally broken and Betty stands at her window watching the rainfall. The day before, George had gone to the church and sat on the steps and prayed for peace for Betty. George recalls that all Betty has ever really said of George as an infant is that he cried and cried and she was never able to console him. George suspects that it was Betty's insecurity about being a mother and not being able to care for her child properly that made things turn out all wrong. George also believes that he was able to intuit Betty's insecurities which just perpetuated his angst.

Betty thinks she is the one to blame for who George turned...

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