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Quote #7

When he had first come home from Harvard, Roscoe had approached him with the proposition that he should wear eye-glasses and imitation whiskers glued to his cheeks, and it had seemed for a moment that the farce of his early years was to be repeated. But whiskers had itched and made him ashamed. He wept and Roscoe had reluctantly relented. (1.10.1)

Benjamin now has the same relationship with his son that he once had with his father.

Quote #8

In 1920 Roscoe Button's first child was born. During the attendant festivities, however, no one thought it "the thing" to mention, that the little grubby boy, apparently about ten years of age who played around the house with lead soldiers and a miniature circus, was the new baby's own grandfather. (2.1.1)

Remember Benjamin’s affinity with his own family at the beginning of the story. There is indeed something cyclic about the nature of Benjamin’s unusual life.

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