Fifth Business - Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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Still writing to the headmaster, Ramsay describes having sold his parents’ house (they had died in the influenza epidemic in 1918) and moves to Toronto to start earning a college degree in History. He sees Staunton there frequently—he is there to read for the bar—and describes Staunton’s carousing and affairs. Ramsay describes Paul as “the quintessence of the Jazz Age, a Scott Fitzgerald character.” (p. 114). He begins to excel in business, and even to recommend investments to Ramsay, who has a pension and some money from the sale of his parents’ house.

Eventually, Ramsay finishes his degree and became a schoolmaster, well regarded by the boys. He says, though, he only treated the boys as green apples who would not ripen until they were men, so it is the discipline of history that interests him more than the students themselves. He does not marry...

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