Valiant Gentlemen - Part 3: Chapters 1 – 4 Summary & Analysis

Sabina Murray
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Part Three, Chapter I: Paris begins in May of 1911. Casement is now 47 years old and still unmarried. He is at a party for Ward’s daughter Dimples to celebrate her engagement. Ward has never asked Casement why he did not marry. Casement thinks that Ward may be living vicariously through him. Ward joins Casement on the balcony and they talk about the threat of war. Ward is worried because if Germany invades, his house will be in their path. Casement says that at least the Germans are “an enlightened people” (309). Ward disagrees, but Casement points out that the Germans were not the ones running concentration camps in the Orange Free State. Ward argues that war is messy and that someone will always disagree with the methods. Casement reminds him that when they were in the Congo as young men, Ward professed to hate...

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