The Goldfinch - Part II, Chapter 6: Wind, Sand and Stars Summary & Analysis

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In sections i through iv of Wind, Sand and Stars, Theo tries to forget his life in New York. Boris finds a girlfriend named Kotku Hutchins shortly after Theo’s fifteenth birthday, and Boris spends less time with Theo. Theo misses Boris, resents Kotku and contemplates the reasons Boris would like a derelict like Kotku. In section iv, Theo spends more time with his father, as his father is currently home more. Theo witnesses his father’s gambling on football games and his father’s mood swings, and Larry Decker gives Theo money once in a while to get his son interested in gambling. Theo analyzes The Goldfinch painting.

In section v, Larry Decker is nice and friendly to Theo and takes him out to dinner once a week. Larry Decker also takes responsibility for his alcoholism during...

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