The Last American Man - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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In chapter 7, the reader is introduced to Conway's love of horses. At this point, Conway has 10 horses, which seems decadent and absurd considering the size of the small farm but Conway is hooked on their beauty.

Gilbert muses that it seems strange that Conway should have such a vested interest in horses. After all, it had only been a decade since he had purchased the first horse. Gilbert grew up with horses and is used to the creatures and their habits. Conway was not. Even so, Conway has a natural gift with the horses, much like the man does with everything else.

Gilbert recounts Conway's introduction to horses and how horses soon became the man's passion. It would seem that the horse would become a vehicle for Conway to spread his message.

Early on, just before Conway decided to set out on the...

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