Look Homeward, Angel - Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 69 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Look Homeward, Angel.
This section contains 569 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Look Homeward, Angel Study Guide

Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary

Steve is wild and rebellious because of his early experiences with his father's most extreme alcoholic escapades. Gant heaps abuse on Steve at home because of his failures; then Steve forges a check on his father. Although Gant pays the check, he is furious, blaming Steve's problems on "Mountain Blood." Eliza tells Steve that he would have turned out better if he hadn't gone to every dive in town to pull his daddy out.

Gant is drinking less except for a spree every six to eight weeks. Eliza's patience with the abuse is wearing thin; they no longer sleep in the same bedroom. Gant brings home enormous amounts of food and builds roaring fires in the mornings and in the evenings, and he reads to Eugene, who memorizes the books and pretends to "read" them by reciting them, which pleases his...

(read more from the Part 1, Chapter 5 Summary)

This section contains 569 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Look Homeward, Angel Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
Look Homeward, Angel from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.