Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World Part II, Chapter 10 Summary and Analysis

Tracy Kidder

Part II, Chapter 10 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 10 focuses on two interwoven relationships: Farmer's increasingly troubled romantic relationship with Ophelia, and his emerging relationship with those who would work to help Haiti with him. Tension grew between Paul and Ophelia because of his commitment to the Haitian poor: Farmer often acted like he wanted to do nothing else but help the poor, while Ophelia wanted to help the poor incredibly generously...and sometimes do some other things for herself, and with Paul. This led to disagreements, and in one case to a fight in which Farmer screamed at Ophelia to get out of the car and insulted her. During another trip to Port-au-Prince, in 1986, political violence erupted. There had been a...

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