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PLOT SYNOPSIS A WALK TO REMEMBER BY NICHOLAS SPARKS
The evening itself couldnít have turned out worse, as far as Landon is concerned.
However, Jamie has a really good time. She loves the music and is a fairly
good dancer. Then, Lew and Angela show up and the evening turns sour.
First, Lew tries to pick a fight with Landon over whether heís staring
at Angela. Jamie steps in with some charitable remarks about Lewís grandmother
and calms the situation. Then, Lew spikes the punch and Angela, whoís
already a little tipsy, becomes downright drunk, throwing up all over
the bathroom. Jamie once again comes to the rescue to save Angela from
being suspended. She helps Landon get the girl cleaned up, because Lew
has abandoned her there. Then, she helps him clean the bathroom as well.
They take Angela home and then, he brings Jamie back to her house. Landon
prays that Hegbert isnít awake, because of the way Jamie looks and smells,
and begs her not to tell her father about any of it. She smiles and promises
she wonít and then, in spite of being covered in vomit, she thanks Landon
for taking her to the dance. Landonís final thought is that Jamie Sullivan
can really drive a guy crazy sometimes.
Itís obvious that Hegbert totally understands the shallowness of Landonís character by the questions and subtle warnings he gives him before the homecoming dance. He protects and loves Jamie very much and is not afraid to show it. This says much about a man who has a less than acceptable reputation for seriousness and sternness. The dance itself further highlights Jamieís innate goodness by how she diffuses a potential fight between Landon and Lew by appealing to Lewís good side, and how she stands by Landon to help Angela. Her best side is seen, however, in how she can look at Landon with such a wonderful smile, in spite of how she looks and smells, and tell him she had a great time. We can begin to see how this story is shaping up to be how Jamie Sullivan changes Landon Carter forever.
There is again some irony at the end of the chapter when Landon notes that Jamie Sullivan can drive a guy crazy. Thatís exactly what sheís in the process of doing to him - driving him crazy into love.
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