Silas Lapham Notes 2.docx - Kelsey Brockner ENG 587 The Rise of Silas Lapham Chapter XI(page 137 Corey suggest to his father that he should have an

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Kelsey Brockner ENG 587 The Rise of Silas Lapham Chapter XI (page 137) Corey suggest to his father that he should have an acquaintance with Mr. Lapham soon after all. The father agrees and says he’ll go down with Tom to the office tomorrow. He goes down and Mr. Lapham welcomes him. Mr. Lapham tells Mr. Corey how Tom is a great young worker. Mr. Corey says that Tom went into the business for the love of it. Mr. Lapham spoke only good words about Tom to his father. Mr. Lapham told Mr. Lapham of the event and he mentioned that he wanted to push to move into the new house sooner, by Thanksgiving, so he could invite the Corey’s over. Mrs. Lapham replied, “Don’t you know that it wouldn’t do to ask those people to our house before they’ve asked us to theirs? They’d laugh in our faces.” Mrs. Lapham think Mr. Lapham is trying to get an in with those people. Mrs. Lapham goes onto to admit that Irene is such a good child and pretty enough to suit anyone, but Tom is a nice, polite young man. She is embarrassed to admit it. Mrs. Lapham made Mr. Lapham stay home from work the next day, because she believes he is overworking and he did not get a good night’s rest after their fight. At six o’clock Corey came to the house. He drank tea with Mr. Lapham until Mrs. Lapham made him go back to bed. While the family was upstairs, Irene and Corey were down. Mrs. Lapham asked Penelope that she go check on them because Irene has trouble talking to Corey herself, but Penelope argued that its best if Irene gets used to talking to him and if she couldn’t then it’s best that Corey finds out now. Afterwards, Irene tells Penelope that all Corey wanted to talk about was Penelope. She said he kept asking about her. Irene does not realize that Corey is really coming to see Penelope, not herself. A week later, Corey visited again. He asked about Penelope again and Irene came to ask her to come downstairs and join them. Mrs. Lapham began to wonder why Corey was really visiting. Chapter XII (page 155) Mrs. Corey returned with her two daughters, Lily (the elder) and Nanny (the younger) in October. Corey talks about the young Lapham girl and tells his mother how he admires her mind, like that of a child. Mrs. Corey decides to take a visit to Mrs. Lapham. Following the visit, Mrs. Corey speaks with Mr. Corey and they decide that they should have dinner with the Laphams. Chapter XIII (page 172) Mrs. Corey told Tom of his plan for the dinner with the Laphams, and he agreed to it. Mrs. Corey states, “I shouldn’t want to give that young girl, or her mother, the idea that we wished to make more of the acquaintance then-than you did, Tom.” The Laphams received the invitation and Mrs. Lapham told her husband how Mrs. Corey had put her family down and made her feel bad. Mrs. Lapham says she does not want to go but Mr.

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