Dinner at the Center of the Earth - “2014, Black Site (Negev Desert)” - “2014, Down Under and In Between” (223-250) Summary & Analysis

Englander, Nathan
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In the 43rd section titled “2014, Black Site (Negev Desert),” Prisoner Z paces his cell. He no longer eats and has taken to hitting his head against the wall. The guard continues to bring Prisoner Z pills of increasing dosages, making Z think that the guard is worried. The heavy medication and perhaps also his self-injured head have made Prisoner Z’s sense of balance poor. The guard believes his prisoner might be going crazy. The guard often rushes into the cell when he believes Prisoner Z experiences panic attacks. At these moments, the guard sometimes holds Prisoner Z, in an attempt to comfort. The guard encourages the prisoner to feel his emotions. During the last attack like this, the guard asked Prisoner Z how things came to this. Since, Prisoner Z has reflected much...

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