This chapter narrates what happened to the characters following the preceding events.
Points of Note:
Friar Damaso is assigned to another town. The following day he is found dead. It is suspected that he suffered a heart attack.
Friar Salvi frequently delivers sermons at the convent of Sta. Clara where Maria Clara is staying.
Captain Tiago drowns himself in gambling, cockfighting, and opium. He lost his will to attend mass the moment Maria Clara entered the convent.
Doña Victorina is enjoying the Spanish life even more. Don Tiburcio is frequently found without his dentures.
Linares dies of dysentery.
The alferez returns to Spain, leaving his wife.
Maria Clara is miserable at the convent.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: Why did being assigned to another town become the death of Friar Damaso?
Answer: It was because of Maria Clara. It can be suspected that Friar Salvi himself orchestrated the relocation of the old priest so he could pursue Maria Clara without having to watch his back.
Question: Did Captain Tiago find out he wasn't Maria Clara's real father?
Answer: It is not stated.