Meldrid I need to show you something. I've never showed anyone this.
I collected books from the houses I've burned
Get those away from me! Why would you ever Guy!
I won't open the door.
*Knock knock* .....
Open the door Guy! It's your boss.
Instead of opening the door Guy reads in silence
This is an important scene in the novel because it is the first time that Montang's defiance manifests itself in his behavior. He openly neglects responding to his boss and going to work and takes up reading. Not only is this scene important for showing how Montang has changed, but it is also an important display of the trust between Guy and his wife Mildred. He feels as though she is the only person he can trust despite not fitting the traditional archetype of husband and wife. Remembering things like their first date or encounter do not stop him from sharing his secrets and trusting in Mildred. Tay Nguyen 1A Melton