Water for Elephants - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Jacob wakes up in the assisted-living center and realizes he is an old man again. The nurse from the night before comes into the room and checks Jacob, including his temperature and blood pressure. When the nurse, whose name Jacob remembers is Rosemary, takes him out to the hallway, he asks to be parked in front of the window, so he can watch the activity at the circus. Many of the residents of the center can be seen going to the circus with their visiting relatives. Jacob finds himself wonder what the acts in the big top are like and if any of them can compare to Marlena's act.

At dinnertime, a nurse tries to take Jacob to his regular table, but he demands that he be placed at a different table, so that he does not have to listen to the lawyer's lies about taking water...

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