Orlando: A Biography - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Orlando adapts himself to the Turkish way of life, wearing the clothes and speaking the language fluently. Consequently, he becomes popular with everyone and Woolf claims both men and women desire him. He thinks of England and where he lived near London, but looking out on to the vast land on Constantinople, Orlando knows he prefers Turkey. He even wonders if his own dark skin comes from one of his ancestors in the crusades having an affair with a Circassian peasant woman.

Orlando does not neglect his duties and performs them admirably. However, Orlando follows any hard work by huge lunches of up to thirty courses. Nevertheless, his popularity stretches across all classes, from the rich to the gypsies. He even has an admirer from England who comes to Constantinople to win his hand. Orlando treats these relationships formally and he makes no close friends. Instead, he...

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