The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Part 2: 23 Jun, 1946 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Amelia tells Juliet that meeting Remy yesterday was very difficult. Remy is so thin she's almost like glass, and her eyes are haunted. She wanted to know about Kit and Sir Ambrose. Amelia could barely speak; Dawsey answered most of Remy's questions. Remy is alone now. Her parents are both dead and her brothers are missing. Amelia invited Remy to Guernsey, but Remy explained that the French government is offering pensions to survivors and is offering to help with housing and education. Remy wants to be an apprentice in a Paris bakery. Dawsey seems unsatisfied; Amelia believes he thinks that they have a moral obligation to Elizabeth to care for Remy.
Remember that Dawsey used to be very silent and shy. The fact that he takes control of the conversation with Remy suggests that when Dawsey has someone to care for, his shyness lessens. In other words, Dawsey's connections to people improve his language skills and his ability to connect, creating a cycle that will allow him to continue to improve going forward.
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