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Disgrace - Part 4

I didn't described the characters except David. That's because the book is write using David's point of view, and all the characters are described with David's point of view. Until there's a dialogue with the character, it's difficult to describe them without being influenced by David. Let's begin the part 4 of Disgrace, by J. M. Coetzee.


The day after the Petrus's party, David is called by Petrus to help with some work in the farm. Petrus pretends that nothing happened, and David don't know how to approach the subject without being rude. Time passes and David decide to directly talk about the guy in the party that was in the Lucy's farm robbery. However, Petrus avoid the subject and makes clear that David will not get any information about that guy. I didn't describe Petrus before, he's African and barely speak english. Has two wifes (one is pregnant), and lives in a section of Lucy's farm. David gave up of talk with Petrus and goes back to the farm.


David is upset, he want justice but even Lucy don't wanna talk about what really happened and Petrus didn't give any help to the case. Lucy and David become less social, they don't chat with each other. And David start to work more with Bev Shaw.

Bev Shaw is an old lady that do voluntary work, treating sick animals from the community. David offered his hand as a way to not become bored with the "Nothing to do" city where the farm is localized. Day after day David feels more close to the animals, mostly the ones that are destined to die. He became sadly and start a sex relationship with Bev Shaw. David think that he's helping her, but in my opinion he's helping himself. He fall in Disgrace.


Lucy and David went to the police department, the policeman talked about some car that was found and it's similar to David's car, but isn't the car that was robbed. All this trip to the city was a way to start the conversation between Lucy and David about what happened. Lucy talked about the rape, and how it was made with hate and how she was frightened. David try to understand and put himself inside Lucy's place, however David think that his place is in the men side, not the victim's. He tries to persuade Lucy to take a vacation and get out of the city and the farm. But Lucy doesn't want it. She doens't want to leave the farm because this will be her defeat.
The dialogue goes on, and David gave up to convince Lucy.

The next chapter talk about David leaving the farm and visit the student (that he abused) family. I already read this chapter, but I will write in the next post. There's 20% of the book to finish and probably I will write in this weekend to in the Monday start another book from my book list.

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