The Kiss of the Spider Woman - Study Guide Chapters 9-10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9. Molina shares the food he claims to have received from his mother with Valentin, expressing his desire that Valentin stop eating the prison food. Valentin says the story about the panther-woman was his favorite; he asks for another story with supernatural themes. Molina obliges by telling a story about zombies; a young woman arrives on an island in the Caribbean to marry her fiancé, a plantation owner. She is attacked soon after by a female corpse while her husband is away, but she is unsure if it was real or a dream.

Valentin interrupts to say he is still not feeling well; Molina replies that listening will help him forget. A footnote is attached to Molina’s remark; it discusses the effect of sexual repression on modern society. It elaborates on the long argument between theorists on how that repression should be dealt with on a...

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