This Side of Paradise - Book 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 4 Summary

During Amory's junior year, his friend, Burne Holiday, goes through an intellectual awakening and becomes part of a reform movement on campus. When Amory confronts him, Amory feels that somehow Burne has gotten ahead of him in the journey to find himself and believe in something. The establishment of Princeton's social clubs becomes angry that Burne has convinced so many people to resign their memberships.

Amory talks to Burne about the dislike of the student council toward Burne. The two young men talk about their world views in general and Burne's intellectual transformation in particular. Burne begins attending graduate lectures and walking around campus by himself. Amory and his other friends worry about Burne's new status on campus. Burne comes into the college newspaper to challenge the misuse of religious quotations in an editorial on sports. Amory begins writing poetry and begins enjoying college again...

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