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The Last Picture Show Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4 Summary

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Chapter 4 Summary

Sonny and Dwayne sleep through most of their high school classes, but they try to stay awake for Mr. Cecil's English class because they think he is nice. Mr. Cecil is teaching Keats when Joe Bob Blanton raises his hand and tells the class that it was wrong for Keats to want to be a nightingale because that was criticizing the Lord. Joe Bob is the preacher's son, and he is a preacher now himself after receiving the call at church camp the previous summer. Civics is the next class, and it is very popular because Coach Popper, the dumbest, laziest teacher in the school, teaches it. Coach Popper always falls asleep at the beginning of class, and the boys in class sleep, or torment the only girl in class, or hang Joe Bob out the window by his ankles.

Lunch is a boring time of day...

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