Eleven Minutes - Chapters 13, 14 and 15 Summary & Analysis

Paulo Coelho
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Chapters 13, 14 and 15 Summary

Six months pass and Maria adapts to the rituals of prostitution, but still struggles to maintain her soul in a job in which she gives away her body several times each night. Surprisingly to Maria, many men pay Maria not for sex but for conversation, a fact which supports Maria's theory that men just want connection with another person who will make them happy. Maria finds this element of her job gratifying because it allows Maria to be more of herself than when she is just using her body.

One day Maria figures out that although she spends an hour with each customer, only eleven minutes of that time is devoted to the actual act of having sex. What is even more amazing is that the world runs on what happens in those eleven minutes, and could very well be what is wrong with civilization...

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