The Last Picture Show - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Neither Sonny nor Ruth has ever experienced a kiss as exciting or full of promise as the kiss they shared outside the dance, and both long to discuss it with someone. Talking about sex is not done in Thalia, though. Sonny and Ruth both expect things to be simple and wonderful when they meet on the following Wednesday, and instead they find it awkward. Both feel it necessary to take the unnecessary trip to the doctor in Olney. They have nothing to discuss on the drive, and it isn't until they are back in the Poppers' garage that they kiss. Although both are happy kissing in the car, they feel obliged to go in the house and complete the experience, and once they are inside, in the bedroom where Ruth and Coach Popper sleep, both feel uncomfortable. They undress quickly and awkwardly, and Ruth waits for something beautiful to happen...

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