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Tales of the South Pacific Chapter Summary & Analysis - pp. 227-243, Passion, pp. 244-263, A Boar's Tooth Summary

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pp. 227-243, Passion, pp. 244-263, A Boar's Tooth Summary

Passion— Dr. Paul Benoway is one of the men along with Lt. Bill Harbison, who survives a plane crash and time on a life raft. Paul is writing a letter to his wife, comparing his ordeal to that of an Aztec human sacrifice to the sun. Paul then wonders if he lacks passion towards his wife. Then, Bill Harbison stops by to show Paul a letter that needs to be put through censorship. This passionate letter if from an enlisted man named Timothy Hewitt, to his wife. It describes their kissing and sexual acts and thoughts. When Bill Harbison comes back, he asks Paul if the man writing the letter is a security risk to other men. Paul, the doctor, is asked to see Timothy Hewitt and evaluate him. Timothy, a sailor...

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