Cereus Blooms at Night - Section 1, Chapters 2 and 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2

Pages 26 - 33 -- This chapter brings the reader back several decades, with Chandin Ramchandin's adoption by the Reverend Thoroughly's family. The Thoroughlys briefly consider giving Chandin a Christian name, but decide to keep his Indian name to gain favour within his community. As he grows older, Chandin's interactions with his mother back home in the barracks leave him realizing that she and his father have not made a real conversion to Christianity. He feels embarrassed by his parents' ways and eventually stops going to visit them. Chandin admires the decor in his new home, hoping to one day have a chandelier like the Reverend's in a home of his own, thinking about the impression that such finery would leave on the boys back home in the barracks. As Chandin's sense of belonging among the Thoroughlys grows, so does his affection for...

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