The Death of the Heart - Part 2, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 4 Summary

Portia is at church, daydreaming. Surprisingly, though, she's not thinking about Eddie. In fact, it's disconcerting to her, but it's actually Mr. Bursely that she's thinking of. She wonders why he got under her skin so much the other night, why she was so uncomfortable.

She thinks it's because he had asked her if anyone had ever told her before that she was a 'sweet little kid.' In reality, Eddie calls her that all the time. Having this stranger say it aloud, in a way, shattered her illusion that she and Eddie were alone in their intimacy, that they two were the only individuals who had experienced what the two of them had shared. Today, this realization leaves her uneasy.

Later, she is invited to go on a walk with Daphne and her friends. While they are out, Portia blurts...

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