The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture


Randy Pausch

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The Pregnant Waitress Character Analysis

She serves Randy and Steve Seabolt the day before Randy’s lecture. Randy comments that she must be so excited to have kids, and she replies that no, it was an accident, which causes Randy to reflect on the chance elements at play in life. He wanted to spend time with his kids and can’t, and this woman, who had no intention of having kids, was about to have a whole world opened up for her.
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The Pregnant Waitress Character Timeline in The Last Lecture

The timeline below shows where the character The Pregnant Waitress appears in The Last Lecture. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: My Life in a Laptop
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...lunch at a diner. Steve tells Randy his presentation is too long. They chat with The Pregnant Waitress about Randy’s kids, and Randy remarks that she must be overjoyed about being pregnant. She... (full context)