O Pioneers! - Part 2 Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 5 Summary

Carl and Alexandra spend their days walking around the farm together and their evenings in deep conversations. One morning Carl goes on a solitary walk at dawn and comes across Marie and Emil. Emil has just shot and killed a duck and Marie is despondent. She says Ivar is right: wild things are too happy to kill. Seeing these two young people together depresses Carl.

Part 2 Chapter 5 Analysis

The sight of Marie and Emil, young, beautiful and full of life and promise, depresses Carl, probably because it makes him realize what he missed out on with Alexandra.

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