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Carol - Chapters 1-5 Summary & Analysis

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As Chapter 1 opens, it is the Christmas season.Therese, a new hire working at a fancy department store in New York City, is eating alone at the store's cafeteria. While she eats, she reads the manual for new hires and thinks about how much she dislikes being there. An older woman joins her. At first, she only looks at the woman's hands and assumes that the woman must be ugly. The two women start a conversation. The lady is Ruby Robicheck. After lunch, the two go back to work. One evening Therese sees Ruby in a shop across the street. Ruby invites her over for dinner. While she is there, she tells Therese that she used to own a dress shop. Therese tries on one of her dresses. Ruby is willing to give it to Therese. Even though she likes the dress, Therese...

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