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Breakfast on Pluto - Chapter 26, "My Name's Not Eily Bergin!" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26, "My Name's Not Eily Bergin!" Summary

While Louise is shopping, Patrick walks the streets of the town, approaching strangers and asking if their name is Eily Bergin. Patrick reminisces about his ex-psychologist, Terence, who had once said, "I think the truth is, Patrick, is that you always secretly wanted to become her, Eily." Patrick loved Dr. Terence Harkin and was disappointed on the day that the doctor was replaced by another doctor. Following his ex-psychologist's advice, Patrick wrote his thoughts in the form of short stories.

Chapter 26, "My Name's Not Eily Bergin!" Analysis

Terence's comment is very accurate, and it seems that Patrick does in fact want to become his mother. However, this is not necessarily the case - he may simply want to associate with his mother. Patrick never claims to be, or want to be...

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