The Drop - Section 2: Chapters 5-7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 – In the past as a child, Cousin Marv had a good singing voice, and he sang at the inauguration of Mayor Kevin White in 1967. Every morning, Marv attended Saint Dominic’s School, and every afternoon, he was bussed to the Old South Church for choir practice. Marv was kicked out when another boy, Chad Benson, correctly accused Marvin of stealing a Baby Ruth candy bar from another boy’s backpack, in front of the entire choir and choirmaster. Chad went on to insult Marv for being poor, at which time Marv punched him in the face, knocked him to the floor, and punched him two more times. Marv learned that he has no chance against the Chad Bensons of the world, and that they aren’t even to be questioned. Neither are the Chovkas.

In the present, Marv considers Bob as...

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