Player Piano - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Paul comes home to his wife Anita. Finnerty has arrived, and Anita says she's sent him on to the celebration at the club. Anita hates Finnerty. He's dirty and badly groomed, and she doesn't like his attitude. She pretends he's her friend as he has an important position in the company.

Finnerty has always been an outsider and rebelled against the proper conduct for one of the elite managers and engineers. Paul's old car is a minor rebellion in relationship to Finnerty's conduct and deportment. Paul traces Finnerty's behavior back to the fact that Finnerty's parents were poor, with low IQs. Finnerty is only an engineer by the fluke of his intelligence.

Paul tells Anita about his experience in Homestead, and she chides him for letting it upset him, saying that it sounds like the men were honored to meet him. She has...

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