There's not a lot in the way of brain-busting philosophy, metaphor, analogy, or anything else, at least for the sheer size of this chapter. Mostly it's just a plot device, and inasmuch as it is a plot device, I can't help but show what it makes me think of. As you watch the opening credits of Catch Me If You Can, imagine how it would look if it took place just thirty or forty years earlier, and with the thug, Joe, in place of Hanks' character, and the old bag, Ethel, in for DiCaprio.
- In part 4, there's a pair of paragraphs in which Cathy thinks about Aron. By this paragraph, what are the similarities--perhaps unthinkable before and now possible for her articulation--between them? It's easy to think that if indeed the two boys have two fathers that Cal is the son of Charles. What if it were the other way around simply for particular traits being perhaps triggered differently? Justify this possibility, based on Aron's traits and what we remember of Charles (regardless of what she says in the third paragraph of the grouping).
- Every once in a while there's a revelation of humanity from Cathy. Why doesn't she want Aron to know who she is?