The Goldfinch - Part I, Chapter 4: Morphine Lollipop Summary & Analysis

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In section i, Theo gives James Hobart, or Hobie, Mr. Blackwell’s ring, talks to him about the explosion and war, discusses his father, chats about school and his favorite subjects, and learns that the newspaper has printed a story about him, an orphan and his plight. Theo eats a meal reminiscent of his mother’s cooking for the first time since she died. In section ii, Theo visits Pippa and holds her hand while she recovers from her brain and leg surgeries.

In sections iii through v, Andy reminisces about Theo’s mother to him. Many people notice that Theo’s hunger has returned. When Theo meets with Dave the psychiatrist, he still does not open up to him about his feelings.

In sections vi through viii, Theo plans to sneak out to visit Pippa again and tells Andy...

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