Mercury - Part 1: Donald, Chapters 3-6 Summary & Analysis

Margot Livesey
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In Chapter 3, when Donald first me Viv, he fell in love with her. They slept together on their second date. Eight months later Viv was pregnant. At that time, they agreed on important facets of parenting, including sending their children to public school. When Viv approached Donald about Marcus, their son, going to a private school her change of mind surprised him. When Viv brought up the idea of a visit to the private school, she reminded Donald how she thought Marcus’s public school was troubled. She began trying to get Donald to agree to private school. Viv lashed out at Donald, telling him that she wanted the best for Marcus. Even though Donald also wanted what was best for Marcus, he thought private school fees were too expensive, especially since he was the one who supported the family financially...

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