Small Great Things

Small Great Things

by

Jodi Picoult

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Small Great Things: Chapter 20, Turk Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
On the day of the trial, Turk feels empty. Brit comes out of the bathroom in her pantyhose and suggests that Turk wear a hat, but Turk instead shaves his head smooth. They drive first to the cemetery and stop at Davis's grave. Then, they head to the courthouse and see Wallace Mercy grandstanding. Turk watches, angry, until he sees a white fist rising out of the group. Two large white men introduce themselves to Brit and Turk as frequent posters on LONEWOLF and soon, a substantial group surrounds them.
Just as Ruth has her community as represented by Wallace Mercy, Turk and Brit also have their community from LONEWOLF. However, given the way that the novel has thus far implied that the white supremacist community is weak, given that it's predicated on hate for others, Brit and Turk are more alone than they think.
Themes
Racism: Hate, Fear, and Grief Theme Icon
Belonging and Community Theme Icon