Mating - Chapter 7 (pages 379-409) Summary & Analysis

Norman Rush
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Chapter 7 (pages 379-409) Summary

The day after the symposium the narrator and Nelson argue about its significance. She tells him that Tsau is trying to expel them and that it is time to let go of his position there. He says that he does not believe it is as negative or serious as she claims and says he is willing to be whatever the people of the village want him to be. Nelson's dismissal of her opinion infuriates the narrator. The next morning when he stays in bed far longer than usual not getting up when she starts making noise in the kitchen she sits staring at him and starts to obsess. The narrator feels she has to get his "true dimensions" and gets a measuring tape. In her mania she measures his buttocks, his calves, and his genitals the last act awakening...

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