All Our Names - Section 1 Isaac/Helen Part 3 Summary & Analysis

Dinaw Mengestu
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To celebrate the success of the "Paper Revolution", Isaac renames the narrator from "Professor" to "Langston" in honor of the poet. They go to a local cafe to celebrate but it is a popular hangout of the rich students. Isaac wants to prove that he belongs there as well and to impress the narrator. He claps loudly to get the waiter's attention but he is laughed at by the rich students who are sitting there as well. In retaliation, Isaac throws a rock at one of the boys, breaking his jaw. The rich students beat Isaac, but Isaac tells the narrator to go home before the narrator can get the chance to help Isaac. Isaac returns to the campus a few weeks later, badly bruised, but he is considered a hero by people who do no know him as riots are...

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