The Leopard - Chapter 2, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Part 1 Summary

This chapter is set three months later, in August of 1860.

"Donnafugata," pp. 49 - 63. Narration describes how the Prince, his faithful dog, and his squabbling family arrive after a long hot drive at their country farm on the way to their estate at Donnafugata. As lunch is prepared, using water from the farm's well (see "Quotes", p. 50), narration describes the harsh song of cicadas as "a death rattle from parched Sicily at the end of August vainly awaiting rain."

As the Prince travels on to Donnafugata, he and the narration reflect on how the revolution had taken place, how the citizens of Palermo rejoiced, and how local leaders of the revolution had come to the Prince's palace and treated him with respect (one even flirting with Concetta). Narration also describes how the Prince had been having bad dreams (see "Quotes", p.56), and how "with the rising...

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