Under the Volcano - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Yvonne admires the volcanoes in the distant from Parian. However, she shows distress over the men's decision to attend a bull fight. In order to avert her eyes from the sight of blood, she busies herself by powdering her nose.

The fight, however, proves most unentertaining, as the bull refuses to perform in the extreme heat. Yvonne observes that only the drunkest of the onlookers enjoy themselves. As she sits in the hot arena, Yvonne remembers her own childhood.

In her younger years, Yvonne dreamed of making a name for herself in Hollywood. This dream gives her much in common with Laruelle. Since she married Geoffrey, however, he refuses to hear of her past in acting.

This causes her to reflect upon her time away from the consul. She continues to dream of a life with the consul, away from Mexico. She feels some quiet and privacy...

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