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Chapter 1

• The Fall opens with the narrator acting as interpreter for an unnamed companion.

• The two men settle in for a conversation over their glasses of gin, though it rapidly becomes apparent that Clamence will permit little or no interjection from his compatriot.

• The narrator first begins by expounding on the character of the bartender, speaking of him as effectively deaf

• Paris is the next subject undertaken by Clamence and from that point, using Amsterdam and its population as a contrast, he enters into a dissertation on modern, bourgeois man.

• The narrator gives his name to his companion and tells his occupation.

• He is Jean-Baptiste Clamence, "judge-penitent."

• Seemingly wearied by Clamence's monologue, the auditor rises to leave, but is pursued by Clamence who insists that he show the other man to his hotel.

• Clamence explains that he awaits displaced Europeans in the "Mexico City." For the moment, his...

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