The Line of Beauty - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

The Gerald and Rachel Feddens return from France, and Gerald distributes gifts. He gives Nick a bottle of "Je Promets" cologne. Nick plans to discuss Catherine's mental episode with Gerald and Rachel, but in waiting for the right time, he decides to keep it between him and Catherine.

Nick goes on his date with Leo, which is his first date with a man. He meets Leo at a bar, where Nick drinks alcohol while Leo only has Coke. Later, Nick loses his virginity in the gardens of the Feddens' estate. After their romp, they meet Geoffrey Titchfield, the neighbor Nick heard when helping Catherine after her breakdown.

Chapter 2 Analysis

Nick is attentive to the Feddens, unlike their own children. He enjoys and respects Gerald and admires Rachel. Nick notices that all of the Feddens' family members have nicknames, but he does not. This...

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