Passing - Part 2, Re-Encounter: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Re-Encounter: Chapter 1 Summary

Irene is still contemplating Clare's letter when her husband, Brian, comes into the room. Irene is supposed to be dressed and ready for breakfast several minutes ago. Irene distracts Brian by showing him Clare's letter. When Irene is finally ready to go, Brian escorts her down to breakfast. As they eat, they discuss the letter. Brian tells Irene it is common for someone who is passing to desire to return to their own race. Brian claims it is human nature. However, Brian suggests that it would not be a good idea for Irene to encourage Clare. Irene decides she will write Clare back that very day and tell her that they should cut off all contact with one another for both their sakes.

After breakfast, Irene asks Brian to drive her to the printers so she can deal with some business connected with...

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