| Quote #4
Listen, Emily, I’m going to tell you why I’m not going to Agriculture School. I think that once you’ve found a person that you’re very fond of…I mean a person who’s fond of you, too, and likes you enough to be interested in your character…Well, I think that’s just as important as college is, and even more so. That’s what I think. (II.256)
George decides to forego school in order to develop his relationship with Emily.
| Quote #5
GEORGE: Emily, if I do improve and make a big change…would you be… I mean: could you be…
The actual proposal is unsaid – and it’s also predicated on the idea that George improves himself.
| Quote #6
SAM CRAIG: He was organist at church, wasn’t he? – Hm, drank a lot, we used to say.
Simon’s decision to end his life doesn’t result in greater understanding. Rather, he’s an even greater enigma.