The Two-Family House - Chapters 41-48 Summary & Analysis

Lynda Cohen Loigman
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Chapter 41 is from Judith's perspective. The rabbi gives black ribbons to Rose, Mort, Judith, Mimi, and Dinah. When Helen sees the ribbons, she shouts at Abe that he has to get their mourning ribbons. Abe says the ribbons are only for the “immediate family,” which causes Helen to become hysterical, shouting that she has always taken care of Teddy, including ensuring that Rose “didn't neglect him” (177). Abe tries to calm her, but she slaps him. He then holds her until she begins to calm. In comparison, Mort and Rose stand apart from each other, neither seeking out the comfort of their spouses.

Chapter 42 is from Natalie's perspective. Natalie spends a little time in the kitchen with her cousins and their friends, then joins her mother in the living room where she meets Aunt Faye for the first time. Natalie says Faye is the...

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