Look Homeward, Angel - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 8 Summary

Eugene is six now and is going to school. He is fond of books, and Eliza and Gant both take credit for his intelligence. He does well at school, learning quickly to read and write. Eliza clings to his babyhood, refusing to cut his hair, even though he is teased about it. He and a friend write obscenities in their notebooks, and one day Eugene is caught. He fears the paddling he is about to get, but the teacher makes an exception and does not administer the punishment after Eugene promises never to do it again.

Eugene and Ben are close, although Ben is growing up, already shaving.

Part 1, Chapter 8 Analysis

Eugene's teachers always recognize his special capabilities, and this teacher who is so feared goes lightly on him.

Ben will be an abiding presence in Eugene's life during his growing-up years. In many ways...

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