Maurice - Part 2, Chapters 12-17 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapters 12-17 Summary

In chapter 12 the reader learns Clive Durham is a deeply religious man, despite his objections to attending church with his mother, and therefore believes that if he consummates a homosexual relationship he will be forever damned. As a consequence, Clive refuses to allow his relationship with Maurice to progress beyond a few affectionate caresses. Chapter 13 takes Maurice and Clive on a romantic outing in which they decide to drive as far as Maurice's motorbike will take them. As a result, Clive and Maurice miss several of their scheduled classes. A few miles from a small farm, the motorbike breaks down. Clive and Maurice have a picnic by the side of the road before walking back to the farm. In chapter 14, Maurice is disciplined for missing his classes. The Dean will not allow Maurice to finish the rest of the...

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