Spartina - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 5 Summary

Dick's two teenage boys are named Charlie and Tom. He drops them off to dig steamers illegally in the bird-sanctuary. Charlie asks why there are three-peck baskets when the limit is two. Dick tells them he is the third and will be back soon. Dick is thinking that by the Fourth of July he will have the money to buy the diesel engine he has put a deposit on, and by fall he will have enough money to finish the boat.

At last he decides to do some outside work that is necessary, not because he isn't good enough to be a fisherman, but because it will allow him to remain a fisherman

Chapter 5 Analysis

The theme of Chapter Five, which is only two pages, is that Dick sees working for others as servitude he doesn't want to perform. However, he also sees...

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