The Natural - Study Guide Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Memo Paris, the object of Roy's infatuation, is grief stricken over Bump's death, and finally reappears from her hotel room dressed in black, with lighter hair. He remains determined to attract her and become the hero to her that he perceives Bump once was. Roy becomes a leading league hitter, gaining news notoriety and filling sports columns. In spite of his success, Roy still feels like he has barely lived yet, and wants to conquer the world. He still wants Memo for himself, and Pop regrets having kept Roy out of the lineup for so long, believing the team would be even further ahead had he not stubbornly punished his player due to his faulty judgment regarding Doc Knobb.

The fans become more exuberant as the Knights gain recognition and Roy becomes famous. Meanwhile, the sports writer Max Mercy is hungry for details of Roy's past, and...

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