A Confederacy of Dunces - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

John Kennedy Toole
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Chapter 12 Summary

Ignatius' kickoff rally preparations are interrupted by a special mail delivery, Myrna's frantic response to Ignatius' telegram asking that she recruit sodomites for a new political party. Myrna is confused and worried to find him hanging around with "queers." She has warned he will come to crisis by blocking normal sexual outlets so long. She begs him to flee to New York. Myrna was prepared to join the Divine Right Party, but this Sodomite Party cannot succeed. Non-Sodomites will claim sexual discrimination. Myrna's lecture went over everyone's heads. She was heckled. Ongah abandoned her. Myrna demands an immediate reply.

Ignatius is pleased and cannot wait to shock Myrna by Miss O'Hara. Ignatius evades Irene's questions about the envelope and why he is preparing to go out again. Ignatius announces he will address a political meeting tonight, which pleases Irene, until he declares the...

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