All Our Names - Section 1 Isaac Part 5 Summary & Analysis

Dinaw Mengestu
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In "Isaac", a peaceful protest has broken out at the university, with Isaac sitting right in the middle. Tear gas is fired at the group as many of the protesters are beaten and arrested. Isaac and the narrator sneak into one of the buildings and into an upstairs room. Isaac reveals to the narrator that he is living in this classroom. While waiting for the police to leave, the men talk of making bombs with imaginary materials. The narrator leaves Isaac in the middle of the night, spending the next few days hiding from the authorities in his room. When the narrator ventures out again, he buys a newspaper and goes for a walk. Two men are following the narrator and severely beat him, leaving him a mess in the street. He wakes up in a nearby hospital, a few days later...

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