The Line of Beauty - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Nick and Gerald engage in a lively exchange about Richard Strauss and other symphonic material being critiqued on the radio. Leo stops by to see Nick, and together they walk to see Pete, Leo's ex-boyfriend, at his antique shop. It is obvious that Pete is ill, but no reason is disclosed. The three make small talk, while Nick absorbs every word between Pete and Leo to determine their current relationship. While lusting after Leo the entire time, Nick realizes that the relationship between Nick and Pete is platonic. Leo and Nick run into Toby and Sophie on the street at a market. Leo is very impressed to meet Sophie and has actually seen one of her films.

Chapter 4 Analysis

Nick finds the meeting with Pete and Leo painful. His relationship with Leo is his first, and he is jealous. It is ironic that...

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