How Green Was My Valley - Chapter Ten Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Ten Summary

Initially forgetting the words to his song, Huw completes his solo performance in church. After the sermon, the deacons condemn and shame a young girl for becoming pregnant. Huw is angry, and spews Bible verses at Mr. Parry, calling him a hypocrite. Huw and his father leave the church, but Huw is in trouble with everyone in the neighborhood for crossing Mr. Parry, an upstanding local employer. Hearing of the incident, Beth is tearful but proud of her son, and Gwilym's anger subsides into kindness for his family.

Huw knows more about the pregnancy of Meillyn Lewis and tells his father. Huw questions why sleeping with a man she is not married to makes a woman a "slut" and why it is not the man who is shamed. Gwillym admonishes Hugh for speaking out at the wrong time and lectures him about decency and what...

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