The Lifted Veil - Chapter 1, Travels Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, Travels Summary

As planned, Alfred joined the group at Basel, and Latimer immediately felt a rivalry with him. Alfred was handsome, confident, and extremely friendly, and evidently did not feel any rivalry with Latimer. However, Latimer hated Alfred and began to pick up more of Alfred's thoughts than of any other member of their group. In this way, Latimer determined that Alfred was conceited and was offended to realize that Alfred held a "half-pitying contempt" for him. In this way, Latimer could also tell that Alfred had not and would not guess that Latimer's primary motive as a rival was to obtain Bertha's attention because Latimer had fallen in love with Bertha on first seeing her.

A large part of the attraction that Bertha held for Latimer was because he could not read her mind. His desire for her was enhanced by the...

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