Paradise Chapter 5 - Divine Summary and Analysis

Toni Morrison

Chapter 5 - Divine Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Pallas Truelove: a young woman with a troubled past. She appears to be a child from an interracial marriage. Originally from Los Angeles, she runs away from home and eventually finds the Convent.

Carlos: Pallas’ boyfriend. He was the janitor at the exclusive girls’ school she attended. He is much older than Pallas. He eventually leaves her for her mother.

Summary
The chapter begins with K. D. and Arnette’s wedding ceremony. It is three years since her pregnancy and the incident between their families, as described in “Grace.” The event is the setting of a battle between the two main spiritual leaders of Ruby: Reverend Pulliam and...

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