The Sixteen Pleasures - Chapters 5-8 Summary & Analysis

Robert Hellenga
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Chapters 5-8 Summary

"What Nuns Talk about a Night" is the title of Chapter 5. In this chapter, Margot gives a brief history of the religious order and comes to the content to settle into her new room. At first, her cell reminds her of a prison. She doesn't have any place to hide the books that she has brought, and there are no windows. She used her imagination to put herself in another place where she was happier. After she settles in, she heads out into the corridor to explore the convent. Margot sees signs of flood damage, and comes across some frescoes. Although she is not normally impressed by that type of painting, she finds herself drawn to them because they had been done by a woman named Lucia who entered the convent back in 1714. The woman had also brought a considerable dowry...

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