The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

One night, Jimmie goes to a party in Verona. The next morning he returns to the Healy's home and sees Mr. Healy talking with another man. They are dressed for church and Mrs. Healy is waiting for the two men to finish their conversation. He thinks that it would be nice if Mrs. Healy strayed with him once he became a recognizable man and a property owner. "What he had done, without understanding it, was to elect her to the stature of ideal landowner's-wife...In a second she had become a symbol, a state of blessedness, far more than a woman. It could almost be said that he did not choose her as a woman at all, rather as an archetype" (pg. 21).

When Jimmie finishes the fence early, he is surprised to find that Healy has taken offense to this. Healy gives him...

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