The Love Affair of Nathaniel P - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Adelle Waldman
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Chapter 5 is broken into two sections. The first is basically a lengthy internal monologue Nate has as he scrubs his coffeepot and moves to his bedroom. The second section narrates Nate’s second date with Hannah.

Nate first thinks about Hannah and how much fun he had with her on their first date. Unlike most women he knows, she is both reasonable and intellectual. He wonders whether he might be something of a misogynist considering that women often complained that he admired mostly dead white men as writers. He admits to himself that he prefers inherently masculine writing. The author really makes the case in this chapter for agreeing that yes, Nate is misogynistic; he judges all women on the basis of the women he knows, including Aurit, who is one of the smartest women he knows but whom he judges harshly for basing...

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