The Marriage of Opposites - Chapters 4 – 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 – It is now 1824. Isaac dies suddenly of a heart attack. While she isn’t in love with Isaac, Rachel is still distraught by his death and misses him very much. She is also pregnant and financially worried, knowing she will no longer be able to afford living in their current home. Rachel is now unmarried and free, but trapped by reality. She has many children to support, and little money to do it with. She explains to her children that God relieves men’s pain by taking them away, but that Isaac will always be with them. Rachel and her children move in with her mother. It is a humbling but necessary step. Rachel does her best to handle the family business with help from Mr. Enrique, a clerk and friend of the family. But word comes that Isaac’s nephew will be...

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