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The Cement Garden - Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Two Summary

In the next year, Julie trains for school athletics and holds some records; she runs fast but her father does not respect her accomplishments. Before he dies he refuses to attend her sporting events. The whole family attacks him, even his wife but he laughs at them. He misses his daughter's greatest triumph on the field.

Julie has various boyfriends, but she never gets close to them. No one is allowed to bring friends home to the house and her friends are "bad" girls anyway. At school, Julie never acknowledges Jack. He notes that his acne increases and his hygiene habits diminishes; he thinks people who really like him will tolerate him no matter what. Jack has no close friends at school.

One day Tom is walking around the house and expects Julie to walk to school with him but today...

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