The Violent Bear It Away - Part 2, Chapter 4 – Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 7 – Rayber is overjoyed to have Tarwater with him, not only to turn his life around, but because Tarwater looks enough like Rayber to be his son. Within four days, Rayber’s enthusiasm for turning around Tarwater’s life has passed. He has been trying to get Tarwater to read and wear new clothes, with the result being that Tarwater looked like he wanted to leave. Rayber begins spending nights with his hearing aid on so if the boy attempts to leave, he can stop him. He finally decides to bring the boy breakfast in bed, and get to know him. Tarwater is amused by the fact that the room he is staying in is pink, and Rayber reveals his wife – who no longer lives with him – had chosen it. Rayber tries to keep his patience with Tarwater, knowing what his upbringing...

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