The English Patient - Chapter 5, Katharine Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Katharine Summary

Katharine falls in love with the English patient as well, and panics at first, though later she does not allow herself to think about it. They begin an affair and Katharine is torn with guilt, often taking her frustration out on the English patient, throwing plates and punches. When they are apart, he suffers a great deal, yearning for her to see him, to hear him, from her place at her husband's side. The English patient goes out of his way to see her in public, cold and distant from her while he watches her and secretly wishes to be at her side. Katharine begins to worry about her husband's reaction to their affair and decides they must end it. Katharine spends one last night with him and allows him to walk her to the botanical garden. Here Katharine insists they...

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