Giovanni's Room - Part Two: Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

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The afternoon after their first sexual encounter, David feels awkward. He wakes up first and feels like he wants to escape, but is too timid to do so. Ultimately, he decides to move in with Giovanni, but his motives are mixed; in retrospect, he realizes that it was a move out of desperation more than anything. While Giovanni works, David takes on the role of housewife, to an extent, at least to make himself feel useful. He is disgusted by the disorderly nature of Giovanni's room and realizes that the disorder does not seem to come from a normal source, like laziness, but from a tortured and miserable soul.

One day David goes to the American Express to get his mail. Giovanni never comes with him; he feels awkward about being around so many Americans. David's nationality becomes a sensitive point in the relationship. Whenever Giovanni is mad at him...

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