Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Pages 157 - 200 Summary & Analysis

Fannie Flagg
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Two weeks after Ruth leaves Whistle Stop to marry Frank Bennett (1924), Idgie steals her brother Julian’s car and drives to Georgia. There, she pretends to be a concerned cousin of Ruth’s inquiring about Frank’s character, and learns that he is a stand-up guy. She also learns that he as a glass eye, an old war injury. On the morning of Ruth’s wedding, Idgie drives to Georgia again and watches Ruth walk to the church in her white dress. Although she doesn’t go inside the church, and Ruth doesn’t see her, Idgie lays on the car horn during the ceremony as her protest.

When Evelyn visits Mrs. Threadgoode at the nursing home after Easter (1986), she begins to tell Evelyn about the time Seymore Pinto, a famous murderer, was transported through Whistle Stop after being electrocuted in...

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