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Jurassic Park Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

Cowan, Swain and Ross is an office of high-powered attorneys, and one of their clients is Hammond. In the meeting is Donald Gennaro, the lawyer affiliated with Hammond's file at the firm. Gennaro is instructed by his boss to telephone Grant and give a friendly welcome to the paleontologist on the upcoming trip.

Chapter 8 Analysis

The chapter serves a couple of functions: The first is to describe the characters who will be on the trip, including Dr. Grant, Dr. Sattler, Ian Malcolm (a Texas mathematician), and the lawyer Gennaro. The second function of the chapter is to give the story an added layer of suspense by creating the feeling that there could be a cover-up. The lawyers are unaware of what is going on at the Costa Rican island, but they are worried, and they don't trust in Hammond. Although they never refer to what is actually...

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