Everybody's Fool - Electricity – Home Summary & Analysis

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In "Electricity," Ruth’s favorite part of the day is driving to work at Hattie’s. She drives into town with Tina. She remembers how lightning struck Zack’s shed the night before, creating a small blue flame which she takes to be symbolic of the returning sexual intimacy she has with Zack. Tina asks to drive down Main Street, past Sully’s building, where she met and developed a crush on Will, Sully’s grandson, the year before. This causes Ruth to ask Tina if she knows about sex, and to warn Tina that even nice boys want sex. Tina tells Ruth that Janey says Ruth does not love Zack. Tina goes on to say that Ruth seems like someone who is hurt, which causes Ruth to cry. Ruth and Tina then arrive at Hattie’s. Ruth opens up and begins cooking...

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