Chapters 24-epilogue Metacognitive
In chapter 24 Ruth goes to the church she and her husband owned before he passed away. Despite Ruth’s negative feelings towards the church she gets up in front of everyone and gives a speech. She’s nervous at first and then she realizes its church every one’s very understanding. “Greetings to the honorable Reverend Reid and the pulpit guests,” she reads in a high pitched breathless voice. “New brown has__” And she stops right away. Whether it's the emotion of the moment or just plain nervousness, it's hard to tell, but mommy has never given a speech before. EVER.” This reminds me of how nervous I got one time when I had to give a speech at my 8th grade graduation. I went to a Lutheran private school my whole life so I felt a little more comfortable giving a speech, but when I got up there I froze. I started to talk again, but then I forgot what I was saying. Lucky everyone was nice about it and told me just to take my time. But anyways instantly when I read that quote I thought of my first time giving a speech in front of a hundred people in a church like Ruth. It very nerve racking. Chapter 25 starts out with Ruth telling her son James where she wants to be buried and about her will when she dies. Ruth and her family also take a trip back to Suffolk where she grew up. While there Ruth got to visit her old friend Frances. She also got to see the Jewish church she spent most her life in. She didn’t pay any attention to it and she got kind of emotion when having to later on in the chapter/ epilogue go into the church. Ruth didn’t want anything to do with her past. She went to a wedding for one of James's Jewish friends. His friend was very fond of her and he needed her there, so she took her daughter and granddaughter. And then after the wedding the book ends with Ruth standing in the rain staring at the church one last time.