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Breakfast on Pluto - Chapter 2, Patrick Braden, Aged 13 - The Trouble Begins in Earnest! Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Patrick Braden, Aged 13 - The Trouble Begins in Earnest! Summary

Patrick, who is thirteen years old, is reprimanded by his English teacher, Peepers Egan, for submitting unacceptable essays with titles such as "Father Stalk Sticks It In" and "Father Bernard Rides Again!" "You won't do it again, will you Patrick?" asks Peepers. Patrick responds, "I haven't the slightest intention of stopping it." Patrick is slapped for this remark, but is punished no further for his actions.

Chapter 2, Patrick Braden, Aged 13 - The Trouble Begins in Earnest! Analysis

Patrick's obsession with his father, Father Bernard, is first introduced in this chapter. This obsession continues throughout the story. We also learn that Patrick has a history of writing. This is important because the whole book, as explained in the introduction, is a therapeutic story written by Patrick...

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