Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe/Chapter 58

Chapter 58

On August 4, 1928, Idgie goes back to Valdosta to check on Ruth. She finds out from the owner at the drugstore that Frank has been beating her. Idgie goes crazy and barges into the barbershop. She threatens Frank and smashes several bottles before speeding out of town. When she arrives back at the Wagon Wheel Fishing Lodge, she tells Eva she will kill him one day and she means it.


Idgie's love for Ruth is again seen in this chapter. Once she promised Ruth she would kill for her. She still loves Ruth as much as ever and still means what she has said. Eva tries to calm her, but to no avail.

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