Rebecca - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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The author explains to Mr. de Winter, that she was twenty-one and in love for the first time. She spent everyday with Mr. de Winter for the next two weeks as Mrs. Van Hopper recovered. The two take their meals together and go for long drives during the day. They talk with each other as if they were old friends who have just reunited.

One day the author expresses her wish to Mr. de Winter that she would like to be an older, more mature woman, dressed stylishly; a woman who was cool and confident. Mr. de Winters tells her that he likes her because she is not the woman she wishes to be, but rather, exactly who she already is. He makes her promise she will never be that woman.

The author believes that Mr. de Winter has spent time with her because he has good...

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