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State of Wonder - Chapter Five Summary & Analysis

Ann Patchett
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Chapter Five Summary

When Marina arrives at the opera house with the Bovenders in Chapter Five, she finds it to be an extravagant building, a place of beauty. Her dress, too, borrowed from Barbara, is extravagant. Barbara also pinned up her hair and applied eyeliner, and Marina is pleasantly surprised at the results. Once inside, the threesome is lead to an opera box, where they select their seats, and as the opera begins, Marina can see the use in such a place, as she finds herself taken away. When Jackie asks Marina why a woman is playing the part of the lead man, a hand thumps them on the back, telling them to be quiet. When they turn, they realize Dr. Swenson is in the box behind them. Marina feels naked now beneath the gorgeous dress, and vulnerable. When the opera ends, Marina is...

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