The Rainbow - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Lydia gives birth to a boy, Tom Junior. Tom and Anna continue bonding as the relationship between Tom and Lydia falls apart. Tom takes Anna on his business errands, including the market day trips that he makes once a week. The relationship between Tom and Lydia is tense, with each of them feeling rejected by the other but at a loss to reconnect. They do not understand each other because of their different cultures and their silent natures.

Tom visits his brother's mistress and momentarily wishes for a different life. He thinks that he has missed out on a lot of different experiences because he chose to take over the family farm. On returning home, Lydia confronts him because she wants to know why he has not been attentive to her. Tom is unable to explain how he feels. They reconnect sexually and come to the realization...

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