Deep River - Chapter Three, The Case of Mitsuko Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Three, The Case of Mitsuko Summary

In college, some other students try to get Mitsuko to seduce Ōtsu, an awkward and religious student, just as the literary character she's nicknamed after, Moïra, seduces Joseph in the novel. At first, Mitsuko ignores them, but she finds out that he's a Christian who plays the flute and goes to the Kultur Heim chapel every day after class to pray. She goes to the chapel to see if it's true, and when Ōtsu shows up, she invites him to a party. At the party, Mitsuko questions Ōtsu about his religious beliefs, and he confesses that he is unsure of what he believes. She forces him to drink, saying that she'll only stop if he forsakes God. He drinks until he throws up, refusing to abandon God.

Mitsuko is unable to leave...

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