The Loved One - Chapter Six Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Six Summary

This chapter begins with a description of Mr. Joyboy's confident and accomplished work, as he cuts out a piece of cardboard and places it underneath the lips of a corpse to help fashion a smile. In the cosmetic rooms, the other girls are becoming jealous of Aimée because the faces of her dead bodies have better smiles than theirs do. Aimée is nervous, and she has written to a local newspaper advice columnist called Guru Brahmin to ask if she might be in love with Mr. Joyboy. His reply is that she probably is not yet in love, but it might happen. This occurs before she meets Dennis, but now, six weeks later, she writes to Guru Brahmin again. She tells him that Dennis is not admirable or cultured, although he can be sweet and loving, and he has...

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