Commonwealth - Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter four takes place several years after Chapter Three. Franny is an adult, and working as a cocktail waitress at a bar in Chicago after dropping out of law school. As someone with “no skills and no idea what she wanted to do with her life other than read, cocktail waitressing was the most money she could make while keeping her clothes on” (96). She is a great cocktail waitress; not only does she follow the rules perfectly, but she is unfailingly reliable and compassionate to her coworkers. Like the other waitresses, Franny brings drinks to the cooks in the back, however, "Franny never forgot the lemonade, nor how many extra packets of sugar he liked, nor the bar pretzels needed to make up for the body's lost salt" (95). One fateful night, she meets Leon Posen, a famous author who Franny admires greatly. After...

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