The Diary of Samuel Pepys - Study Guide January-June, 1664 Summary & Analysis

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Pepys revises his vow against plays, instead giving himself a monthly budget for attending them. He does cut back the budget, however, by learning to shave himself. For some cheaper entertainment, Pepys and his family attend the hanging of Turner. Pepys receives a gift for his wife, which includes a pair of gloves and gold pieces, which Pepys keeps for himself.

In March, Pepys' brother dies of a lung illness. The funeral customs are described at length. Afterwards, Pepys' father spends much time at the Pepys' home, grieving. Early in February, Pepys witnesses the rape of a woman that he admits he previously fancied and wishes privately that he were in the rapist's place. Later in the year, though, Pepys' uncle offers Pepys 500 pounds to sleep with his wife and getting her pregnant. Pepys and his wife are offended and refuse the offer.

Worried about his friendship...

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