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message 1: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3958 comments Mod
When does the book begin chronologically, once the narrator returns to his past? How old are Bento and Capitú at this time?

message 2: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 1922 comments Mod
Technically it begins as soon as he tells us the title however in the chronological sense it begins when he is 15 and Capitu is 14 and he overhears a conversation about his future.

message 3: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3958 comments Mod
Agree with Book

message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane | 2022 comments It goes back to 1857, when Bento was 15 and Capitu was 14. Bento was behind a door overhearing Jose Diaz telling Bento's mother that there might be a problem getting Bento into the seminary due to his budding relationship with Capitu.

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