The Friends - Chapters 16-17 Summary & Analysis

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Phyllisia is having constant nightmares, which are making her ill. In her dreams, she sees a ghostly female figure bemoaning the guilt that Phyllisia carries over yelling at Edith. While Phyllisia can hardly eat or move from the bed, Ruby tries to nurse Phyllisia to health. When nothing seems to work, Calvin forces Phyllisia to eat. Although it makes Phyllisia sick at first, she doesn’t want her father to think she is weak. Rather, she wants to prove to him that she is superior to him. Things have grown tense between Calvin and his daughters, as both Ruby and Phyllisia are sick of Calvin and his constant bragging.

Phyllisia longs to see Edith, and blames Calvin for not letting her go. Calvin has ruled that both Ruby and Phyllisia have to stay at home at all times when they are not at school. If...

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