The Leopard - Chapter 2, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Part 2 Summary

"Donnafugata", pp. 63 - 75. The Prince's bath is interrupted by the sudden, urgent arrival of Pirrone, who, in spite of being embarrassed at seeing the Prince naked, nevertheless passes on his message. Concetta, fearful of her father's reaction, has asked Pirrone to tell the Prince that she is in love with Tancredi, that she believes he is in love with her, that she believes he's about to propose, and that she wants to know what she is to say in response. Narration describes how the Prince's fondness for his daughter is based in her apparent submissiveness and placidity, but that he's missed the occasional flash of steel will in her eyes when she doesn't get what she wants. Narration also describes his thoughts of Tancredi, whom he believes is destined for great things - things that will require more money than Concetta will bring to her...

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