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Pigs in Heaven Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

The story about Turtle's role in the rescue of the man from the spillway at Hoover Dam gets into the news. Alice sees it on TV and calls Jax, who doesn't know anything about it. Since Alice caught only a small portion of the news report, they decide that it wasn't Taylor and Turtle at all. She tells Jax she's leaving Harland and he invites her to come and live with them. She hangs up and ponders how she hates TV.

Chapter 3 Analysis

In Kingsolver's family when she was growing up, there was no television much of the time; the children depended on books for their entertainment. She is making a statement in this story about the unhealthy influence of television. The condemnation of television and its impact on the lives of people comes out in many ways. Alice, of course, is the point character. She condemns...

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