Veronika Decides to Die - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Paulo Coelho
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Chapter 19 Summary

In Chapter 19, the narrative returns its focus to Veronika, who finally stops playing for Eduard, physically exhausted but emotionally exhilarated and suddenly remembers Mari's comment about the value and importance of exploring prohibited experiences. This leads Veronika first to attempt to seduce Eduard, which does not work, since he does not seem to understand what she wants him to do and then to take off her clothes and masturbate in front of him. Narration describes, in some detail, the intense physical and emotional pleasure she gives herself, her repeated orgasms, her imaginings, and her realization that again, she had released long-suppressed feelings. Later, and as she dresses herself, Veronika notices that Eduard has not moved, but is looking at her with what seems to be increased compassion and tenderness. She then realizes Mari's in the room and tells her that she has done what was suggested or...

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