My Name Is Lucy Barton - Chapters 31-35 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth Strout
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Chapter 31

When she was in the hospital, Lucy recalls that she passed by the room of a man with a yellow sign on the door, marking him as being infected with AIDS. The door was open enough for Lucy to stare into his eyes. Looking at him made Lucy confront all of her fears, about her illness and her mother leaving. She comments that the man actually helped her by staring back into her eyes.

Chapter 32

Lucy discusses the kindness of her doctor once again. She had returned to the hospital to speak with him after she had been discharged. She talked to him about problems she was having with her family, and each time he tried to offer her advice. When she was in the hospital, he visited her every single day, except for Father’s Day, something that Lucy is still...

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