Dept. of Speculation - Chapters 5-6 Summary & Analysis

Jenny Offill
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Chapter 5

The protagonist is surprised by her boyfriend who is acting strangely. He eventually gets down on one knee and proposes to her. The two make love and then her husband-to-be takes her outside where their friends and family have gathered to celebrate the proposal. The main character goes on to reflect on a cough she had when she was younger and when she first started dating her fiancé. Once they were married the cough went away, making her wonder if it was caused by her loneliness. They move into an apartment together that has a terrible mice problem.

Chapter 6

The main character thinks back to when she first moved in with her husband. The apartment had a jungle gym outside which excited them at the time because she was pregnant. She had a miscarriage though, so it just hurt whenever they had...

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