Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk - Chapters 21-24 Summary & Analysis

Kathleen Rooney
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In Chapter 21, Lillian discusses how she felt ignored by the advertising agency until 1980, when she was asked by a producer Mindy to appear on a show called Where They’ve Been and Where They’re Going. The local access program also brought on two younger women in advertising to discuss their thoughts on the business. The two younger women belittle Lillian’s trade and her ideas about advertising, saying ads like Lillian’s led audiences to “spot the tricks” and that while Lillian’s ads were stylish, “styles change for exactly this reason” (231). Affronted, Lillian storms out of the studio, embarrassed for wearing an “absurd, optimistic, embarrassing scarlet suit” (233). Outside, Lillian is again comforted by walking, but also notes that she rarely runs into anyone she knows like she used to. Even her best friend Helen has passed away. She decides to go...

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