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The Emperor's Children - Chapter 38, Murray Thwaite: A Disappointed Portrait Summary & Analysis

Claire Messud
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Chapter 38, Murray Thwaite: A Disappointed Portrait Summary

Bootie is at the Thwaite home, eating their food, sleeping all day, leaving a mess, and writing his expose about Murray. He roams throughout the refrigerator, eating everything he finds and leaving a mess. He writes all night and awakens when he realizes Annabel has come home early. He feels pity for himself, that no one wants him. Annabel is very pleasant to him, but asks him to tidy up before he leaves. She even asks him to come to Stockbridge with her. Bootie is dismayed to learn that Marina and Ludo are getting married.

Chapter 38, Murray Thwaite: A Disappointed Portrait Analysis

The author brings out two salient points here by showing how oblivious Bootie is to the possible consequences of his publication of the Murray expose, and how truly nice Annabel is...

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