Revolutionary Road - Part 3: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 2 Summary

The Wheelers get varying reactions as they announce they've decided not to move to France. Their children, Michael and Jennifer, are puzzled and confused. Jennifer, the older child, becomes sullen as she tries to figure out what's going on, partly because Frank and April have decided not to tell the children about her pregnancy until later. Shep and Milly Campbell display mixed reactions, too. Milly is glad that the Wheelers are staying but concerned that it's a disappointment for them; Shep is disabused of a fantasy he's created of April returning in ten years as an old and haggard women after supporting her family for a decade—a protective device to blunt his desire for her. Frank's coworkers are pleased, and Bart Pollock praises his decision and tells him he's on track to bigger and better things at Knox Business...

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