Revolutionary Road - Part 3: Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3: Chapter 5 Summary

Howard and Helen Givings drive to Greenacres to bring their son, John, home for another Sunday visit with the Wheelers. On the drive from the mental hospital John is aggressively rude toward his mother, mocking her and demanding to know exactly why the Wheelers have decided not to move to France. Mrs. Givings says she doesn't feel it's any of her business to probe and find out exactly why, but when they arrive at the Wheelers' house, John assumes a prosecutorial tone in grilling Frank about the issue. Frank moves closer to April and says it should be obvious why they made such a decision; Mrs. Givings, ever the Realtor, offers to find them a bigger house for their soon-to-be-enlarged family. But John persists with his questions, asking whether people in Europe have babies.

Mr. and Mrs. Givings both try to...

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