Redemption - Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 6 Summary

Jack's father stayed. He slowly returned to his usual routines and even began reciting poetry again, though without the energy he had before. Jack resented his father's poetry, resented the way that he appealed to each listener, charming them, wooing them, drawing them to tears. For him it felt false, illusory. He believed that his father would not stay.

As a way to escape from his own reality, Jack began to play the French horn increasingly. He earned himself a seat with the orchestra and traveled to Rochester on Saturdays to take lessons from a man named Arcady Yegudkin at the Eastman School of Music.

Part 6 Analysis

Despite his fears, Jack's father stayed and the family returned to their old routines. Jack observed that his father's eyes no longer sparkled the same way when he recited poetry. He resented his father's ability to appear so genuine when...

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