Delirium - Chapters 21-22 Summary & Analysis

Lauren Oliver
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Chapters 21-22 Summary

In Chapter 21, Alex and Lena go to the Crypts, the dungeon-like prisons where dissenters and criminals are kept, as well as the insane. Lena remembers going there as a young child and being very frightened. Alex comes dressed in nice jeans, with his security badge. He brings her into the Crypts and tells the guard that Lena acted up at her evaluation, and that she's here to be frightened into submission. Alex and Lena go inside, where the stench is sickening, and past a security screening. They are supposed to stay in wards one through five.

Some of the guards seem to know Alex, and Lena asks him about it. Alex says his father is there, behind a door that says "lifers," buried in the graveyard that inhabits a small courtyard in the middle of the prison. Alex's father's name is...

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