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

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Chapter 1: This is an excerpt from Rubashov’s diary dated five days into his imprisonment. It seems that Rubashov is struggling to find where he belongs in the Party. It has evolved since he joined it many years before.

Chapter 2: Ivanov speaks to another man named Gletkin on the evening after his interrogation of Rubashov. Gletkin does not believe that Rubashov will ever confess; but, Ivanov thinks that Rubashov is logical enough to realize that confession is his only chance. Gletkin seems to think that the only way to get Rubashov to confess will be to force him to witness the execution of a fellow prisoner.

Chapter 3: Rubashov has finally received his vouchers to buy cigarettes, pens, and paper. Rubashov writes notes most days to pass the time, though he occasionally finds himself talking to himself. Rubashov also catches himself...

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