The Memory of Old Jack - Chapter Four, Will Wells Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 30 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Memory of Old Jack.
This section contains 1,087 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Memory of Old Jack Study Guide

Chapter Four, Will Wells Summary

Jack enters a barbershop to rest awhile. His mind almost immediately goes back to his memories. When their son was born dead, he had entertained some hope that it would bring Ruth and him closer together, but it did not. He remembers, immediately after the birth, going into the room where she was laying. She lay there awake but acting like she was sleeping because she knew he was in the room. He made no attempt to wake her or console her and just built a fire and left. He would later look back on that moment with regret, wondering what might have happened if he had reached out to her.

Just as he had done as a child, he buried himself in his work to escape his domestic misery. He knew Ruth was disappointed with him...

(read more from the Chapter Four, Will Wells Summary)

This section contains 1,087 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Memory of Old Jack Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Memory of Old Jack from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook