The Children of Men - Book One, Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Book One, Chapter 19 Summary

Theo runs into Julian at the market. He is filled with a romantic desire to buy her flowers and carry her bags. He warns her about the State Security Police. She tells him she is not concerned, but seems tired and older than when they last met. Theo tells her that if she ever needs help she knows where he lives.

He contemplates whether he is falling in love with Julian. He decides he should go traveling to clear his mind and distance himself. Those under sixty-five cannot travel freely, but Theo has the benefit of being the Warden's cousin.

Book One, Chapter 19 Analysis

Theo has been distanced from other people throughout this novel; however, in this chapter, he first speaks aloud what is becoming obvious. He is falling in love with Julian. He is head over heels to...

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