So Far from God - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Francisco el Penitente has not spoken in days, having decided to shed his old skin and dress in mortification and repentance. As Caridad has become more fixed in his mind, Francisco has become more determined to exorcise her. He thinks of her both as a "Hunter's Trap," entrapping sinners, and as a kind of Mary, having proven herself chaste and humble in her year of ascetic life in the cave.

His uncle's friend Sullivan tells Francisco he needs a woman, but Francisco says he is waiting for a sign. Francisco's aunt and uncle think if he does not get on with his life, something is sure to blow. However, it only gets worse. Caridad, since her return, has grown despondent, and Francisco cannot get her to acknowledge him. Afraid that Caridad holds a grudge against him for trying to make her leave the...

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