Forgot your password?  

The Adventures of Augie March Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 16-19 Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 126 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Adventures of Augie March a Novel.
This section contains 3,739 words
(approx. 13 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Adventures of Augie March Study Guide

Chapters 16-19 Summary

In Chapter 16 Augie and Thea reach her family's villa, "Casa "Descuitada" (Carefree House) in the mountain village of Acatla in Central Mexico. The villa overlooks the zócalo (cathedral square). A large colony of foreigners lives in the expensive Carlos Quinto Hotel and drinks at Hilario's bar. Thea is well known from previous visits and Augie is looked upon with suspicion.

In Acatla they begin Caligula's final training, aided by the houseboy, Jacinto. Augie would rather sell the eagle or set him free and find a way of earning money, but Thea is adamant. He blames Caligula's demanding nature for a drop in intimacy with Thea. Thea still calls Augie her lover, but never husband as Lucy had, and seems to share Mimi's opposition to marriage, but without being polemical. Tensions continue to build as Augie shows squeamishness about feeding Caligula live lizards, and worsen...

(read more from the Chapters 16-19 Summary)

This section contains 3,739 words
(approx. 13 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Adventures of Augie March Study Guide
Copyrights
The Adventures of Augie March from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook