The Great Santini - Chapter 22-28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 – Ogden Loring, who teaches English, is the best teacher that Ben feels he has ever had. He routinely hides the answers to tests around the rooms, and his students rarely know it. The town thinks he is half-crazy for all his traveling, making seniors read out of literary magazines instead of textbooks, and showing slides of Europe in class. But despite this, he is the most popular teacher at school. At first, Ben doesn’t like Loring’s teaching methods, but he finally grows to admire and respect them. Even Mr. Loring, in his own way, gives Ben respect.

Chapter 23 – Catechism class eventually comes to the topic of sex. Ben overhears a conversation between Sister Loretta and Father Pinckney, the latter of whom is unsure about teaching about sex. When the time comes, a registered nurse from the naval hospital speaks to...

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