Pope Joan - Chapters 2 - 3 Summary & Analysis

Donna Cross
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Chapters 2 - 3 Summary

Fascinated with Matthew's studies, Joan begs him to teach her to read and write at six years old. They both know that their father will be furious if he knows Joan is learning, so they carefully keep her lessons a secret.

Joan is interested in St. Catherine, who is greatly admired for her learning. Matthew, who is impressed by Joan's quick intellect, gives her a wooden St. Catherine's medallion to wear in acknowledgment of her abilities.

When Matthew dies of illness, Joan is devastated. She and John are blamed by their father for bringing sin into the family, and are cruelly forced to fast and pray. John realizes that his father will expect him to pick up Matthew's studies. Knowing John is not mentally capable, Joan wants to go with him to school, and proves to her father she can read...

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