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The Violent Bear It Away Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 6 and 7 Summary

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Chapters 6 and 7 Summary

Rayber is conflicted about Tarwater, and his feelings range from rational to violent. He tries not to give in to the violent tendencies because they will thwart any other positive progress made. One day, Rayber takes Tarwater and Bishop to the natural history museum to enhance Tarwater's education. On the walk, Rayber bends to tie Bishop's shoe and experiences a flashback of when he tried to drown Bishop on a beach outing one day.

Rayber is interrupted by Tarwater, who taunts Rayber for coddling Bishop. Rayber chastises Tarwater for carrying Mason's hate with him still. Rayber feels that Tarwater's disdain for everything he doesn't understand is a direct result of the old man's influence and that only violent people favor extremes.

As Rayber and Tarwater speak angrily, Bishop walks toward a fountain and is ready to climb in. Both Rayber and Tarwater move quickly toward...

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