Spartina - Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

John Casey (novelist)
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Chapter 30 Summary

Dick returns home to tell May that the loan is complete, and that Elsie will lend him another thousand. He is extremely confused that he is not ecstatic about the situation, but he feels a let down. May comforts him and reminds him that he will pay it back and he is deserving of the money.

Dick wonders why he feels so let down. The boat had been a major part of his life and everything it has stood for, but now that completion is almost certain he feels detached from it. He wonders if his affair with Elsie has anything to do with it.

Chapter 30 Analysis

Though less than two pages, Chapter Thirty is significant. In Dick's mind, the loan represents his failure to complete the boat in his own way without help from anyone. His enthusiasm diminishes, as does the health...

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