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What about the first memory Jack recalls in Chapter One makes him think his life was full of "light and music"?

Describe the nature of Jack's initial attraction to Ruth. What did he want in her as a wife?

What about the economic relationship between Jack and Will made Jack upset?

Why did Jack's pity for Will's economic situation lead to a fight between them?

Why did Jack decide to buy and work the Farrier place?

What is the significance of Chapter Five: Hunger? What is the relevance of the dinner scene?

In what way are the Hurlews and the Pettits the same kind of people?

In chapter twelve, Wheeler says Franklin Roosevelt was one of Jack's heroes, yet the years of Roosevelt's administration are largely skipped over in Jack's memories. Why?

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