The Death of the Heart - Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary

On Sunday, Portia confronts Eddie about holding Daphne's hand. He shrugs off her concern by saying that he simply wanted to make friends and that he just likes to touch people. When Portia persists in finding out why he did that, he is condescending, telling her that she's so sweet and is such 'a little girl.'

Then, he says he's sorry and that he didn't mean to do anything to upset her. Ask Daphne, he says, if she doesn't believe that it was just innocent fun. He says that it should be obvious to Portia that he loves her because he came all this way to see her.

Ultimately he acts as if all of this is a misunderstanding and that it's entirely Portia's fault. He accuses her of being too much like all other girls, too expectant that he...

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