One True Thing - Pages 81 - 105 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 81 - 105 Summary

It is Thanksgiving and Ellen's brothers return home from school. They are shocked when they see their mother's condition. Jonathan surprises Ellen by showing up at her family home. He takes her to his parents' house, which is abandoned, and they make love even though Ellen is not interested. Meanwhile, Kate has been having unexpected rages - raging against the Minnies who wanted to take away her decorating tasks, raging against Mrs. Duane, the bookstore owner, who made the mistake of rubbing Kate's back, treating her like a dog, and raging against Ellen when she brought the wheelchair into the house, screaming that she was "not an invalid!" Ellen tells Jonathan that if she had any guts at all, she would simply hold a pillow over her mother's face and end the pain.

For the meal, Kate tries to make herself look nice, but Ellen...

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