The Death of the Heart - Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 3 Summary

The chapter opens with some background on Thomas and Anna's marriage. They married when Anna was 26-years old; she was unhappy, just having come out of a failed relationship. Thomas had been attracted to her melancholy. She seemed to him to be a much more complex, dark woman than any other fair-skinned blonde he'd ever met. He also liked that she seemed experienced and was older than many other girls. His past relationships were mostly carried on with married women so he had little time or patience for young girls. He didn't want the attachment or co-dependence that a young girl so usually craves; he valued his independence. Therefore, when he and Anna decided that they would marry, it was based more out of simple happiness with one another than it was out of passion and romance.

After they had married...

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