What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Zoe Heller
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Chapter 5 Summary

Barbara writes that she had to drive Sheba and Ben to a movie and is just now getting to work on her book. Both Sheba and Richard have been careful not to baby Ben too much. He knows that his mother is in trouble for being friends with one of her students. Sheba assures Ben that even though she misses her friend, she does not like him better than she likes Ben's father. After Ben leaves, Sheba is depressed. She says that Ben has so much against him already because of his Down's syndrome, and now he doesn't have a mother. Barbara finds it irritating when Sheba acts as if she is a victim of fate. She thinks Sheba should have been thinking of Ben when she was making eyes at Steven Connolly.

After the kiss, Steven continues coming to Sheba's studio. Sheba...

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