Dunbar - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Aubyn, Edward St.
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Chapter Three opens with Dunbar asking Nurse Roberts, “who can tell me who I am, who I really am?” (25). When she does not answer he calls her stupid. She is offended and calls him an old rude man. Afraid he will make her angry and that this will upset their escape plans, Dunbar apologizes and tries to be more agreeable. He fakes a cough and spits out his morning pills as Nurse Roberts wheels him out to the cafeteria. Now that he is off his medicine he is he finds himself acting more angry and childish. He has a feeling that “there was nothing solid at all, that the ground he stood on was no more than a half-finished jigsaw puzzle, which was about to be pulled apart by a cruel and impatient child and that, worst of all, he was the child” (26).

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