Pond: A Novel - Morning, Noon and Night Summary & Analysis

Claire-Louise Bennett
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Bennett's second chapter, "Morning, Noon and Night," begins with the narrator's present tense meditations on which food best accompany coffee in the morning. The then proceeds to discuss other mundane daily rituals such as the best way to chill the banana or the difference in how a person should store their weekly fruit and vegetables. She comments on the small window in which a person is happy eating porridge and on the harsh resentment that builds up when a person is forced to eat porridge too late in the day, when the window has closed. The unnamed narrator comments that slides almonds on one's porridge resemble that of recently clipped fingernails, which brings her to a segue about her own fingernails. The narrator studies her hands and comments that her recent choice in nail color provides her with a slight glimpse...

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