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The Moviegoer Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Five Summary

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Chapter Five Summary

Aunt Emily address John about his recent actions, especially about how he took off with her right after her presumed suicide attempt. Most importantly, however, she conveys her utter disappointment in him. She holds herself and her family at a higher standard than the rest of the general population and she feels that John is not acting at that level. She says that she wanted to pass on the heritage of all the men in their family to John since his own father is not present in his life.

When she is through, she asks him simply what he lives for or what he loves. John is silent, which speaks volumes about his personality and character. When it is over, Kate finds him, telling him that she has once again overheard the entire conversation, calling him a poor, stupid bastard. It is John's thirtieth birthday...

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