The Autumn of the Patriarch - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Leticia Nazareno teaches the General how to read and write. The General spends hours reciting little rhymes to help him to learn to read and write. Then, she asks him to let the nuns come back to the country that were expelled. Leticia realizes that she is pregnant and demands that the General marry her. In addition, all the churches are reopened and God himself is brought back into the nation. The Pope gives the General a sash, a medal and an award for restoring the Church to its former position. Leticia has the cult of the General's mother, Bendicion Alvarado, forgotten, because she wants to be the only woman in the heart of the General. The son is named Emmanuel, that God is with us as it says in the Bible, and immediately is declared a Major-General.

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