Commonwealth - Chapter Six Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Leo Posen and Franny are stationed at an actress’s house in Amagansett for the summer. Leo’s intention is to write a new novel, however instead they play host to a revolving door of uninvited visitors. Franny finds herself in a combination role of mistress, muse and involuntary co-host. On a typical night, she is all but waiting on Leo’s friends and hangers-on. She is constantly called on to make drinks, dinner, and run errands. It is in Amagansett that Franny begins to feel herself driven away from Leo. Chapter Six goes into detail about why Leo and Franny’s relationship is not likely to last- the differences in their age, social circles, and life experiences leaves Franny feeling unfulfilled. Franny finds the empty intellectualism, hypocrisy, and elitism of Leo’s hangers-on to be incredibly off-putting. They are completely unaware of...

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