The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers - Part 1, Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

Maxwell King
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Chapter 3, “College Days.” Fred’s first attempt at a college education was not successful, author King suggesting that “a little bit of research might have tipped off the reserved, very serious, and very idealistic young Fred Rogers that Dartmouth, famous throughout the Ivy League in those days as a beer-soaked, jockstrap party school, might be a poor fit” (48). King also suggests that there is very little evidence to explain why Fred chose that particular school, but offers the possibility that he did so in the hopes of getting a more “traditional” (49) education might be a better start to a career. Meanwhile, as narration describes how Fred felt increasingly miserable at Dartmouth, and was unable to pursue the degree he really wanted, there is also a description of his encounters with a friendly music professor there who suggested that he transfer to another...

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