The Garden of Eden - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

The couple spends the morning at the Prado and then enjoys a spicy lunch with wine. Catherine is learning Spanish from a book, and David has his stack of newspapers. The beautiful Spanish countryside makes Catherine long for the immortality of painting or writing. She misses their private time in le Grau, although it has only been four weeks. Catherine is bored and wants to "be a boy" again. David claims it does not matter to him.

Chapter 6 Analysis

David's writing has been interrupted for the two to play tourist again. They drink heavily during lunch. Catherine, bored, says she wants to return to the Prado tomorrow "as a boy" and view all the pictures again. David begins to view Catherine's assertive exploits as insanity. The lack of control and dissipation erode his masculinity.

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