Edie, an American Biography - Chapters 14-19 Summary & Analysis

Jean Stein
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Bobby was in a hospital in Connecticut when Minty died. Unlike Minty, Bobby was unpredictable in his behavior. Like Edie, Bobby took great pleasure in being a chameleon. According to family friend, George Plimpton, Bobby was the only person he ever knew who was afflicted by complete narcissism. Bobby was known as being intelligent and charming and was admired by his professors at Harvard. Bobby and Francis had a volatile relationship because Bobby believed that Francis' ways were "Boy Scout-ish." The relationship deteriorated and every time Bobby visited the ranch, Francis ridiculed him saying he was stupid and his only hope was to marry a rich girl. Bobby eventually had a nervous breakdown. He began to see a psychiatrist who continually told him that he was doing fine, yet his friends and family saw him as being lost and confused.

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