The Garden of Eden - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

David and Marita are at their own special cove, the one they always go to when they are alone. They discuss the problem of Catherine. She will not see a doctor, and they feel she is increasingly becoming insane. In an act of total trust, Marita asks David to dive from the rocks past her shoulder, as close as he can. He is frightened when he almost hits her, but she loves it. Catherine is contrite at lunch but slips and mentions that she has read the African story with the dog. She took the keys from David's shorts and unlocked his writing room. Catherine says she feels old, and she doubts she will outlive a dog, even in the story.

Chapter 19 Analysis

Catherine's fears of involuntary confinement are probably well founded. While her alcohol-fueled actions are increasing erratic and cruel towards her husband, she shows few...

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