Darkness at Noon - The First Hearing: Chapters 1-7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1: Rubashov is in a prison cell. He looks around and is somewhat impressed with the amenities as compared to another time in which he was imprisoned. Rubashov takes off his shoes, puts out his cigarette, and goes to sleep.

Chapter 2: Rubashov was in bed dreaming about his previous arrest as the officials of the People’s Commissariat of the Interior knock on his door.

Chapter 3: The two men who have presently come to arrest Rubashov are outside his door with the porter, Vassilij. Vassilij worries that the two men will realize that he is a supporter of Rubashov and arrest him as well. The men get into the apartment and go to Rubashov’s bed where they rudely wake him and order him to dress. Rubashov is polite, but clearly unimpressed with the behavior of the younger man.

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