Coming Out - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Olympia apologizes to Frieda for the remarks made by Chauncey, saying, "It's not your fault. It always amazes me that there are still people like him around. That kind of prejudice still takes me by surprise. He must live in a very sheltered world" (Chapter 9, pg. 172.) She wheeled Frieda through the receiving line to greet the twins. After getting Frieda settled at her table, she sat down next to her. Margaret and her husband appeared and were introduced to Frieda along with Steve. Chauncey irritated Olympia by staring at Margaret and her husband.

Olympia is slightly amused at the effect the situation had on her former husband. Olympia has brought a Jewish woman to their table and a Black couple. As if that is not enough for the snobbish Chauncey, his daughter has a tattoo. Margaret figured out what Olympia was laughing at...

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