The Pushcart War - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Jean Merrill
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Chapter 4 Summary

The summer before the Daffodil Massacre, people are already complaining about traffic. The people who drive their own cars complain about the taxis; the taxis complain about the people who drive their own cars. The bus drivers complain about both the taxis and the private cars, and everyone complains about the trucks. Most people and businesses in the city hire the trucks to transport goods or equipment, and with so many people and businesses in the city, that means a lot of trucks. In order to meet as many demands as possible, the trucks have grown bigger and bigger, causing more and more traffic problems.

Chapter 4 Analysis

The problems with New York traffic appear to be the fault of the trucks. The more people there are in the city needing things transported, the more trucks there are to transport their needs. The more...

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