Does the text suggest that Jack suspected that Irwin was his biological father? Was the reader led to suspect this? Why or why not? What does the relationship between Jack and the reader's intuitions show us about the narrative more broadly?
Jack always had the sense that Irwin behaved in a fatherly way to him, but he thought it the kindness of a neighbor to a fatherless boy. However, he felt a deep loyalty to Irwin, and in that sense, he might have considered him a father no matter what the truth was. Jack's mother's philandering ways might have alerted some students that she might not have been truthful about Jack's parentage, but other students might have simply thought...
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