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The Kiss of the Spider Woman Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2 Summary

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Chapter 2 Summary

The scene opens with Molina and Valentin just finishing up a dinner Molina has cooked. Valentin tells Molina that he tries to avoid pleasures of the flesh, such as eating and enjoying wonderful food, because he is a political activist, struggling to make the world better. He says, "Social revolution, that's what's important, and gratifying the senses is only secondary." Then they start talking about Valentin's girlfriend. Valentin says that even she is secondary to the cause of change. And he claims she feels the same about him.

Valentin wants Molina to finish telling the story of Irena, but Molina is sensitive about Valentin's flippant comments about the lovely dinner teaching him "bad habits," i.e. seeking pleasure for himself. When Valentin almost tells Molina he's just like a woman, they start in on a conversation about how being effeminate might be a...

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