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Arcadia Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary

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Act 1, Scene 1, Part 2 Summary

Chater bursts in, intent upon speaking to Septimus, who sends Thomasina into the music room with her books. The confrontation between Septimus and Chater reveals that Septimus was the man with whom Mrs. Chater was seen having "carnal embrace." Chater demands "satisfaction," and becomes even angrier when Septimus refuses to fight. Septimus defuses that anger by praising Chater's poem, and says that he's looking forward to writing a positive review, but can't do it until he's calm in his mind. Chater tactfully asks whether the meeting with Mrs. Chater in the gazebo was Septimus' way of calming himself. Septimus hints that it was, and Chater then says that what Mrs. Chater did was a worthy sacrifice in order to get the review. He calls her a good wife. He goes on to say that Captain Brice told him about a similar sacrifice made...

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