Study Guide

American Beauty Scene 43

Scene 43

Scene 43

  • When Jane gets to dinner, her parents are fighting about Lester's decision to quit his job. Things get pretty heated, and Jane tries to leaveā€”but Lester gets angry.
  • He tells Jane to sit down.
  • When Carolyn tries to interrupt him, he throws a dish of food at the wall.
  • Jane and Carolyn are both cowed into silence, and Lester takes the opportunity to announce that the music at dinnertime will be changing so they aren't always listening to Lawrence Welk.

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