Beware of Pity - Page 182 through 223. Summary & Analysis

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Page 182 through 223. Summary

In this section, Hofmiller reads Arabian Nights, and finds similarities between his own story and the tale in the book. He sees Kekesfalva as the dijinn in the story, and wonders if he is capable of being strong enough to continue his lie. At the Kekesfalva's, he is inundated with information Condor has given them, and with stories of Edith's own attempts of suicide at the idea that she would never be well. When Hofmiller does not respond in way she finds satisfactory, she becomes angry and tells him he will be free when they go away. Hofmiller notes his duties will keep him busy, and Edith asks when he will come join them at the sanitarium. Hofmiller responds sarcastically, noting that he can't really just decide not to be a soldier long enough to take a holiday, and that he can't really afford such...

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