The Last Picture Show - Study Guide Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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One morning, Sonny wakes around 3:30 a.m., and realizing that Sam the Lion will be asleep, he decides to brave his banishment and go to the cafy. Sonny is very relieved to see that Genevieve looks delighted to see him. She makes him two cheeseburgers, which he eats too quickly. Genevieve notes he has lost weight from eating at the drive-in. She tells him it was a terrible thing to do to Billy, but she is on his side. Genevieve asks if Dwayne was there, and when Sonny admits it, Genevieve says Dwayne lacked the decency to take his fair punishment. Nobody has ever criticized Dwayne in front of Sonny before, and Sonny thinks that life keeps becoming more complicated. Sonny mentions the situation with Ruth Popper to Genevieve, and after looking worried, she laughs to think of someone as confused-looking as Sonny getting up to wickedness...

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