The Death of Artemio Cruz - Study Guide Chapter 6, 1947: September 11 Summary & Analysis

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Now in his 50s, Cruz awakens in his posh beach house with his beautiful young mistress Lilia. They have planned to use a friend's yacht during their stay. In the chauffeured car on the way, the girl reads stories about movie stars aloud from a Mexico City paper. Cruz does not tell her that he owns the newspaper.

On board the wealthy man's yacht, they learn that their host has absent-mindedly promised a young man named Xavier Adame that he can use the ship as well. Adame says he's sure that Cruz won't mind sharing. Adame is young, handsome and muscular. He is nearly naked, dressed only in a skimpy bathing suit.

As the two young people sun on the upper deck of the yacht and flirt, Cruz is intensely jealous. He is too aware of his flabby legs, wrinkled skin and occasional impotence. After...

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