The Goldfinch - Part I, Chapter 2: The Anatomy Lesson Summary & Analysis

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As Theo walks home in the rain, he remembers when he was four or five years old and felt scared that his mother would not return home from work. He remembers the day he and his mother woke up to find his alcoholic and unhappy father had abandoned the two of them. While he and his mother were not heartbroken, Theo then wonders if his father would care that the museum had been bombed by terrorists. As Theo continues walking home from the museum, he believes his mother is alive, waiting and worried at their apartment, and he tries to psychically send her a message that he is safe. In Theo’s thoughts, he thanks the girl Pippa for saving him from the explosion in the postcard shop.

At the apartment, Theo falls asleep. When he awakens, he calls...

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