Blindness - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

In the evening, the doctor's wife realizes she has forgotten to wind her watch. The other inmates have long ago stopped winding theirs. The doctor and his wife have sex quietly. In the morning, the girl with dark glasses loudly blames herself for the death of the thief. A blind man wryly recalls the idiom that in the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king. The morning food delivery is received and numerous people steal food and hide in corners to eat more than their share.

Outside the soldiers threaten to shoot any blind people that approach the gates too closely. As the soldiers watch the blind trying to locate food, they compare them to pigs and refer to them as idiots. On the other hand, the blind people feel that the soldiers are doing a good and responsible job given the dire circumstances. In...

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