Mary Barton - Chapter 3, Chapter 4, and Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Chapter 4, and Chapter 5 Summary

In chapter three, in the middle of the night, Mrs. Mary Barton goes into labor. John Barton goes for the doctor, who takes a long time getting ready. He tells the doctor this is the worst he's ever seen his wife. When he returns to the house, he finds his wife has died. He thinks about their life together, and he and his daughter, Mary resolve to help one another through this and to always be there for each other. Mary knows she must get a job to help support them, but her father, a life factory worker, doesn't want his daughter subject to the same problems he faces. He sees the rich factory and mill owners, and how distant they are from the poor working class who have trouble feeding their families. Mary has a deep...

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