Born on the Fourth of July - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

Ron Kovic
This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Born on the Fourth of July.
This section contains 526 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Born on the Fourth of July Study Guide

Chapter 2 Summary and Analysis

Kovic found himself on a bus in Queens on the way to the St. Albans Naval Hospital. The wounded on the bus are happy they survived. Kovic is carried off the bus; he is placed in the neuro ward with the 'vegetables'. He had the nurses remove his frame, and watched people around him. He was sometimes visited by the American Legion; they told him he was a hero. And he receives a medal for 'Conspicuous Service to the State of New York' with a citation signed by Governor Rockefeller.

At six the next morning, Kovic wakes up. Those who can stand for roll call do; but no one bothered him and he slept through it. Kovic received medication and a shower; day after day he watched his twenty-one year old legs atrophy. He remembered the priest's words of comfort.

Kovic...

(read more from the Chapter 2 Summary)

This section contains 526 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Born on the Fourth of July Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Born on the Fourth of July from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook