Under the Volcano - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

At Laruelle's home, Laruelle greets the group enthusiastically, but calls Hugh by the wrong name.

The group fails to strike a friendly chord, however. Yvonne makes excuses, by saying they must hurry, not leaving time for a drink. The consul argues, pointing out that such a refusal would be rude towards their friend. As they argue, the consul inwardly confesses that he feels as though he's in Hell.

Yvonne, appearing uncomfortable around Laruelle, insists upon leaving, by claiming she wants to see the Day of the Dead fiesta. Hugh relents to accompany her, as he shows little favor towards Laruelle, especially when the older Frenchman failed to remember Hugh's name.

However, the consul remains with Laruelle. Laruelle comments on the consul's lack of excitement about Yvonne's return. Laruelle cites the irony of this situation, because her departure caused the consul so much emotional pain over the past...

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