Jacob Have I Loved - Chapters 15 & 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 15 & 16

Unable to process the news of the Captain’s scholarship for Caroline, Louise flees the party and throws herself in bed, even though it’s only three o’clock in the afternoon: “The Captain, who I’d always believed was different, had, like everyone else, chosen her over me. Since the day we were born, twins like Jacob and Esau, the younger had ruled the older” (Page 195). Her grandmother’s words ringing in her ears, Louise rushes out of bed to search the Bible to find who had actually spoken the words “Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” A cry escapes her lips when she sees that it was God who had spoken those words. This confirms to Louise that, like Esau, God had turned his back on her from the moment she was born.

Louise’s behavior becomes so erratic and dark over...

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