On Chesil Beach - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Narration describes how Edward and Florence, as their relationship developed, sometimes discussed how they might have met when they were children – specifically, when Edward would leave his difficult home life and visit Oxford, where Florence lived. Narration further comments that there was no way they could have met in London, where they attended very different schools and had very different interests – history at school, pubs, and pop music for him; music, practicing, and classical music for her, including the formation of a string quartet and regular attendance at concerts at the renowned Wigmore Hall. Narration describes how the female members of the quartet, except for Florence, tended to leave to get married, while its one consistent male member (Charles) always stayed. After further reference to how distant their lives were, narration describes how “it was exciting for them to discover that they were in...

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