The World According to Garp - The First Feminist Funeral, and Other Funerals Summary & Analysis

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The First Feminist Funeral, and Other Funerals Summary

Arriving in New York, Garp, Helen and the children meet John Wolf in his office where John informs them of the massive memorial service planned for Jenny. Roberta is also with them and tells Garp that this will be the first feminist funeral and that no men will be allowed admittance. Garp rails against such a ridiculous notion and vows to attend his mother's service.

Helen tries unsuccessfully to reach her father by phone while Duncan looks out onto the street and sees many people who are crippled in one way or another. Helen does not want to attend the memorial service and leaves for Steering with Duncan and little Jenny.

Garp is able to gain admittance to the memorial thanks to Roberta's new talents with wigs and makeup and the...

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