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The Diamond Age, or, Young Lady's Illustrated Primer - The Hackworths Have a Family Reunion Summary & Analysis

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The Hackworths Have a Family Reunion Summary

John Percival Hackworth goes to Seattle to visit his now ex-wife. The two of them speak in very respectful terms. However, when the engineer requests to talk to his daughter who has just stepped in the house, his ex-wife gets angry and hands him the divorce contracts. The latter prohibits any relationship between the father and daughter. She asks him to read it and abide to its terms. As he leaves, his daughter follows him, then jumps on his mechanical horse and leaves with him.

The Hackworths Have a Family Reunion Analysis

In this chapter, the engineer makes an attempt to reconcile with his ex-wife. However, they can only interact in a very formal, Victorian way. Seeing that he will be unable to reconstruct his life with Gwendolyn, he proceeds to talk to...

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