A Severed Head - Chapters 6-11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6: Martin and Alexander sit and talk in the window seat in the studio. Martin thinks how he assumed the role of head of the family even though Alexander is older. Martin handles the finances while Alexander tends to have more of his mother's qualities in the way of art. Their mother's paintings still hang on the stucco walls. The pictures comfort Martin but also make him sad.

Alexander asks questions about the break up with Antonia. Martin wants to make sure that he knew before Alexander did and Alexander assures Martin that Antonia's letter did not reveal the secret. It is clear that Alexander is very fond of Antonia, and once again Martin is called upon to be nice to his estranged wife. Alexander doesn't understand the relationship between Martin and Palmer. Alexander states that he would have been enraged...

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