Look Homeward, Angel - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 7 Summary

Gant is fifty-six years old; it has been two years since the return from St. Louis, and he makes his last journey - this one to California. He is home now, and Eliza and the children are excited and pleased to have him back.

Part 1, Chapter 7 Analysis

Gant's and Eliza's travels suggest escape. It is a departure from this life in Asheville that brings him so much pain. He could have stayed away, but his demons cannot be escaped by a change in geography. He is a true alcoholic, and there is no escape. The last chapter tells of Eugene's permanent escape from Asheville. This trip of his father's is a foreshadowing of that later leave-taking by his youngest son.

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