Study Guide

Ordinary People Chapter 25

By Judith Guest

Chapter 25

  • In Dallas, Calvin participates in a golf tournament. He's no Jordan Spieth, but he's good.
  • Beth's sister-in-law, Audrey, tells Calvin that Beth's "emotion is her enemy" (25.25). Yes, and golf balls are round. Tell us something we don't know, Audrey.
  • Beth and Ward, Beth's brother, return from horseback riding. They plan a cookout for dinner.
  • But the mood chills when Ward dares ask how Beth's son is doing.
  • Beth evades answering any of Ward's questions in detail. Why is Ward so stupid to think a mother might want to talk about her kid?