This Side of Paradise - Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 3 Summary

Amory is walking through the woods when he hears a woman reciting French poetry. This turns out to be Eleanor Ramilly, a girl from a prestigious local family who was raised in France. The two of them have an instant intellectual connection. They spend many days together, laying in the grass or reading poetry together. Eleanor has a reputation in Baltimore for getting into trouble. Eleanor and Armory spend the summer together, talking to each other day and night about literature and poetry.

The night before Amory intends to leave, he and Eleanor go on a horseback ride up a hill. They approach the edge of a cliff and look over it. As they ride away from the cliff, Amory attempts to kiss Eleanor. She pulls away. She yells at him for his prudish religious beliefs. She turns and gallops back to the cliff, threatening...

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