The Human Comedy - Chapters 21 through 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 21 through 23 Summary

In "A Better World, a Better People", after returning to the telegraph office, Homer's limp from the leg he hurt during his run-in with Coach Byfield is much worse. He explains to the curious Grogan how he got it, a story that leads him to reveal how he intends to work for the world to be a better place. This leads Grogan to comment on how Homer has already changed as the result of having the messenger job, and Homer agrees that he has. This, in turn, leads him to talk about his family, how they're tough but generally happy, and how it really upsets him when people who aren't tough get hurt.

In "Let There be Light", shortly after Homer leaves, Spangler returns, celebrating with a degree of disbelief the way in which Diana insists that he affirm his love...

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