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New schools, highways, sewer bonds and zoning by-laws 'all smoothly slid by, greased by federal grants' (386/428). Living democracy is failing, with attendance at the meeting already perceived by some as an empty charade. 'There was annual talk now of representative town meeting, and the quorum had been halved' (387/428). Even the location, the new high school, where the adjustable partitions have ceased to adjust, bears witness to a code of social adjustment which has ossified. Both Angela and Piet conform to the herd.
319/354), says it all. In plot terms Kennedy's death brings Piet and Foxy back together. All Fall Piet has felt a growing insecurity: 'My whole life seems just a long falling' (312/345). At the party he turns to Foxy for reassurance, as his grotesque desire to breastfeed indicates. Trapped in the bathroom by Angela, however, his only recourse is to free-fall from the window. Foxy's comment that the leap was unnecessary , 'You were clearly in love with the idea of jumping' (316/350), suggests Piet's growing desire to escape from both the domestic trap and the paradisal illusion.
Tarbox has now reached full suburban status as each year more commuters move in to outlying developments. The older inhabitants have been displaced by the voting power of the new group, and incomers now hold positions of power. The town attorney is an urbane Boston lawyer, who has taken the job as a hobby; the moderator is a professor of sociology. Even Piet's friends have joined the various town committees, swallowed up in a suburban ethos of acquiescent participation. Significantly, no real issues are debated.
John Updike by Judie Newman (auth.)