Sometimes a Great Notion - Chapter 8, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Part 2 Summary

In action written in third person past, Willard Eggelston returns home from another bad night at his empty movie theatre, listening to flocks of geese overhead as he goes home, sorts his accounts, studies some papers, and follows through on his secret plans. The nature of those plans isn't clear yet, but there are indications they involve deceiving his wife. At one point, Willard sits and weeps, becoming both sad and angry that he's got nobody to whom he can explain WHY he's weeping. He suddenly realizes he wants to explain to Hank, since he believes that Hank's scabbing ways are the reason he (Willard) and the rest of the town are on such a downward slide. He goes out to call Hank, honking his horn loudly as a kind of taunting of his still-sleeping wife.

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