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White Teeth - Study Guide Part Three, Irie, 1990, 1907, Chapter 12, Canines: The Ripping Teeth, Summary & Analysis

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Joyce Chalfen is a botanist who has written several books on plants and human relationships. Joyce is a maternal person who only feels needed when her children need her, but her children are all too old to really need her anymore. Therefore, when Joyce learns about the headmaster's idea to have Millat and Irie come to her home as punishment for their drug offense, she jumps at the opportunity. Joyce's husband, Marcus, is a scientist who is currently working on a genetics project that causes the growth of tumors on mice. Joyce and Marcus are very close and have a strong marriage. They are close to their children as well, but have few friends. Joyce and Marcus feel that all they need is each other and their children. When Joyce meets Millat, she...

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