Rabbit, Run - Study Guide Section 6 (140-179) Summary & Analysis

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The section begins with Eccles visiting Janice's mother; Janice, we are told, is at a movie with her friend. Their children are playing near a swing set, and Eccles reflects on his inability to put his swing set together. Mrs. Springer tries to make him feel guilty by mentioning that he has not visited in a while although he has time to play golf. He tells her he is playing golf with Rabbit to learn more about him, and adds that he is a good man. Mrs. Springer objects, but is distracted when Nelson and the other boy (Billy) get into a fight over a truck.

Mrs. Springer refuses to get up and intervene, even after Billy knocks Nelson. Eccles is shocked by her hands-off parenting and intervenes. Mrs. Springer notes that Nelson is a "sissy" because he is spoiled like Rabbit was...

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