The Winter of Our Discontent - Chapter Seven Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Seven Summary

It is Easter Sunday morning, and Mary is wondering what Mr. Baker wants to talk to them about. Suddenly, Mr. Marullo has come to the door of the Hawley home, something he has never done, and wishes to speak to Ethan outside. Marullo tells Ethan he has heard about Ethan refusing the kickback offered by Biggers, gives Ethan a sack of cheap candy for the kids, and leaves.

Ethan and his family, all shined and polished, go to church. Entering the church, he is again beset with memories of his Aunt Deborah's religious teachings, being an altar boy, taking communion, being taught the right way of conducting his life.

Ethan makes several sarcastic comments to Mary as they walk home from church and Mary seriously questions his faith. He continues bantering with her, but not really telling her anything. Mary goes...

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