Running with Scissors - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Augusten Burroughs
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Epilogue Summary and Analysis

In short, order, the narrator explains what becomes of the characters in this novel. Dr. Finch loses his license and then passes away. Agnes lives in a home. Natalie achieves her dream with a double major from Smith in psychology and music. Deidre continues to write though she eventually becomes estranged from Augusten. Neil Bookman is never heard from again.

It may leave the reader curious and disappointed to only learn this little bit about the lives of the characters of this memoir. For instance, the reader receives no explanation about the estrangement of Augusten and his mother.

Furthermore, some readers may be dissatisfied with the cursory ending in which people such as Natalie and Augusten, who were essentially high school dropouts, gained such success. While such an ending encourages many reader who lived less than ideal childhoods, readers that struggled...

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