The Winthrop Woman - Chapter Eighteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eighteen Summary

The six families of Greenwich travel to Stamford for Joan Winthrop's wedding to Thomas Lyon. Joan is the daughter of Bess and Harry Winthrop, and is now sixteen. The couple plans to live with Bess at Greenwich Cove. Robert clings to her skirt like a child but is better and somewhat more lucid and has grown plump. He suddenly seems to come out of his fog and remembers things from the past up until the day of Daniel's death.

They crossed from Dutch to English territory, where the Puritanical magistrate and minister feel that the Feake property should belong to the New Haven Colony, rather than the Dutch. They hope to persuade the other Greenwich families of their logic.

Robert's new awareness turns again to insanity, and he rapes Bess with his hands on her throat. He tells her he has...

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