O Pioneers! - Study Guide Part 2 Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Chapter 9 Summary

Carl has been at Alexandra's farm for a month. He and Emil ride up to the French country to visit Emil's newly married friends, Amedee and Angelique Chevalier. The young men play baseball and laugh and talk. Amedee and Angelique are very happy together. They are naturally in love and playful together. Amedee tells Emil he should find a pretty French girl and marry; marriage is definitely the way to go in life.

Emil is happy for Amedee, who has been his best friend since they were twelve. They went through university together. He hides his own misery. Love has given his friend the utmost happiness and Emil the utmost despair.

Part 2 Chapter 9 Analysis

Cather compares the two men's fates in love to two ears of corn that grown side by side. One shoots up joyfully to the light; the other rots. No one knows...

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